Bæli

Old Norse Dictionary - bæli

Meaning of Old Norse word "bæli" in English.

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

bæli Old Norse word can mean:

bæli
n. [ból],
bæli
1. in the Norse sense, a farm, dwelling, = býli, Gþl: 452.
bæli
2. in the Icel. sense, a den, Fas. ii. 231, of a vulture’s nest; arnar-bæli, an eyry, a freq. local name of farms in Icel., Landn.; dreka-bæli, orms-bæli, a dragon’s lair, serpent’s den, Edda; even used of the lair of an outlaw, Grett. 132 (Grettis-bæli), Ld. 250.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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