As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
brot-fall Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [Ormul. broþþ-fall], an epileptic fit; the spelling in the Ormulum shews the true etymology, viz. bróð-fall or bráð-fall, a sudden fall; brot- is an etymologizing blunder, 544. 39; féll sveinninn niðr ok hafði brotfall, 655 xxx; hann görði sér órar, ok lét sem hann félli í brotfall, Landn. (Hb.) 214, Bs. i. 335, 317, 120, where spelt brottfall.
- COMPD: brotfallssótt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛏ-ᚠᛅᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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