As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- prob. an old n. part. from bila; only used in the phrase, e-m verðr bilt, to be amazed, astonished; en þá er sagt, at Þór (dat.) varð bilt einu sinni at slá hann, the first time that Thor’s heart failed him, Edda 29; varð þeim bilt, Korm. 40, Nj. 169.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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