Bella

Old Norse Dictionary - bella

Meaning of Old Norse word "bella" in English.

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

bella
ball, a defect. strong verb [cp. Lat. pello, Gr. πάλλω,], to hit, hurt, tell upon; with dat., ekki má ófeigum bella, i. e. one not fated to die is proof against all shots, Ísl. ii. 305; tólf berserkjum, þeim er þeir ætluðu, at ekki mundi b., Fas. iii. 140, 149; ok ætluðu sér ekki b. mundu, Ver. 10; ball þér nú, Bófi (did it strike thee?) … Ball víst, sagði hann, ok ball hvergi meir en þú hugðir, Eb. 240; þykir nú sem þeim muni ekki b., Sturl. iii. 237.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
defect.
defective.
Gr.
Greek.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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