Bæla

Old Norse Dictionary - bæla

Meaning of Old Norse word "bæla" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

bæla Old Norse word can mean:

bæla
d,
bæla
I. [bál], to burn = bræla, in the allit. phrase brenna ok b., 671. 4, Fms. iv. 142, vi. 176; vide bræla, Fas. i. 4.
bæla
II. [ból], to pen sheep and cattle during the night; reflex., dýr bælask í þeim stöðum, Greg. 68.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
lit.
literally.
v.
vide.
reflex.
retlexive.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Greg.
Gregory. (F. II.)
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