As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- böstl (bǫstl)
- f., pl. böstlar, arrows, Edda (Gl.), Lex. Poët.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, böstl may be more accurately written as bǫstl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛋᛏᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.