Ballr

Old Norse Dictionary - ballr

Meaning of Old Norse word "ballr" in English.

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

ballr
adj. [Goth. balþs, audax, may be supposed from Jornandes, ob audaciam virtutis baltha, id est audax, nomen inter suos acceperat, 109; Ulf. renders παρρησία by balþis, f., and balþjan is audere; in Icel. the (lth) becomes ll; A. S. beald, audax; Engl. bold]:—bard, stubborn: only used in poetry, and not in quite a good sense, as an epithet of a giant, Hým. 17; böll ráð, telling, fatal schemes, Hom. 27 ; ballir draumar, bad, deadly dreams, Vtkv. I; ballr dólgr, Haustl.; böll þrá, heavy grief, LS. 39, etc., vide Lex. Poët. [So old German names, Bald, Leo-pold, etc.]

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
Goth.
Gothic.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Haustl.
Haustlöng. (A. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Hým.
Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Ls.
Loka-senna. (A. I.)
Vtkv.
Vegtams-kviða. (A. I.)
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