Botn-hola

Old Norse Dictionary - botn-hola

Meaning of Old Norse word "botn-hola" in English.

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

botn-hola
u, f. a pit; in the phrase, at vera kominn í botnholu, to have got into a hole, i. e. into a scrape, metaphor from fox-hunting, Sturl. ii. 62, Fms. viii. 186.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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