Böðull

Old Norse Dictionary - böðull

Meaning of Old Norse word "böðull" (or bǫðull) in English.

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

böðull (bǫðull)
m., dat. böðli, [Dan. böddel; A. S. bydel, Engl. bedel, O. H. G. putil, Germ. büttel], an executioner, (mod. word.)

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, böðull may be more accurately written as bǫðull.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
dat.
dative.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
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