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
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)