Old Norse Dictionary - bol-vöxtr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bol-vöxtr" (or bol-vǫxtr) in English.

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

bol-vöxtr (bol-vǫxtr)
m. the growth, form of the body; vel at bolvexti, a well-grown, stout man, Bs. i. 66, Fas. iii. 605.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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