As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- brún-ölvi (brún-ǫlvi)
- adj. a word spelt in different ways, found in about three passageS. brúnölr, Bjarn. 62; brúnvolvi, Fb. i. 186; brúnvaulfi, iii. 357; brúnölvi, FmS. xi. 114; brúnölfr, Jómsv. S. 32 (Ed. 1824):—frowning, with a wolfish brow, look, [from brún and úlfr, a wolf.]
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, brún-ölvi may be more accurately written as brún-ǫlvi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᚾ-ᚢᛚᚢᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Jómsv. S.
- Jómsvíkinga Saga. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.