Böl-víss

Old Norse Dictionary - böl-víss

Meaning of Old Norse word "böl-víss" (or bǫl-víss) in English.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
f.
feminine.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Hbl.
Harbarðs-ljóð. (A. I.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
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