Bölvan

Old Norse Dictionary - bölvan

Meaning of Old Norse word "bölvan" (or bǫlvan) in English.

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

bölvan (bǫlvan)
f. a curse, Stj. 37, 483: swearing, Fær. 239, Hom. 86.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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