Bol-öx

Old Norse Dictionary - bol-öx

Meaning of Old Norse word "bol-öx" (or bol-ǫx) in English.

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

bol-öx (bol-ǫx)
f. [Swed. bolyxa], a pole-axe; in present usage opp. to skaröxi, a carpenter’s axe, Stj. 401. Judg. ix. 48, Fms. ix. 357, Fbr. 179, Thom. 343, Ingv. 24, Vápn.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ingv.
Ingvars Saga. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Vápn.
Vápnfirðinga Saga. (D. II.)
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