As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
bolr Old Norse word can mean:
- and bulr, m. the bole or trunk of a tree, Sks. 555 B.
- 2. metaph. the trunk of a body, N. G. L. i. 80, Nj. 275, Fms. x. 213, ED. 244, Anec. 4: the phrase, ganga milli bols ok höfuðs á e-m, to go through between one’s trunk and head, i. e. to knock one quite dead, deal severely with, Ld. 244, Eb. 240.
- 3. an old-fashioned waistcoat.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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