mála ‘agreement’: The word is probably gen. sg. of máli m. ‘agreement, contract’ rather than gen. pl. of mál n. ‘speech’ (Finnur Jónsson 1934a, 39), although pl. môl/mál can refer to formal agreements, e.g. in the compounds griðamál, trygðamál, referring to truces (see CVC: grið, tryggð).