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
Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ingvars Saga. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Vápnfirðinga Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.