Bóla

Old Norse Dictionary - bóla

Meaning of Old Norse word "bóla" in English.

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

bóla Old Norse word can mean:

bóla
1. u, f. a blain, blister (cp. Engl. boil), Stj. 272, Mar. 655 xxxii.
bóla
2. small pox, Ann. 1349: also bólna-sótt, f., Ann. 1310, 1347; bólu-grafinn, part. pock-marked: bólu-setja, to vaccinate: bólu-setning, f. vaccination.
bóla
2. u, f. the boss on a shield, a for. word, perhaps the Lat. bulla, Valla l. 213.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
part.
participle.
for.
foreign.
L.
Linnæus.
Lat.
Latin.

Works & Authors cited:

Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Ann.
Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
Valla L.
Valla Ljóts Saga. (D. II.)
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