Böll-óttr

Old Norse Dictionary - böll-óttr

Meaning of Old Norse word "böll-óttr" (or bǫll-óttr) in English.

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

böll-óttr (bǫll-óttr)
adj. ball-shaped, Sks. 634; b. eggskurn, Stj. 12; b. manna höfuð, Fms. v. 343, Rb. 466.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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