As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- böl-víss (bǫl-víss)
- adj. [Ulf. balva-vesei, Hel. balu-veso, = diabolus], ‘bale-wise,’ detestable, Hbl. 23: a nickname, Hkv.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, böl-víss may be more accurately written as bǫl-víss.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛚ-ᚢᛁᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Harbarðs-ljóð. (A. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)