As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- bryn-tröll (bryn-trǫll)
- n. a sort of halberd, Ld. 148, Valla L. 208, Eg. 121, 122, K. Þ. K. 170, Thom. 343, Stj. 461. 1 Sam. xvii. 7, where the translator says of the spear of Goliah—slikt er mí kallat b.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, bryn-tröll may be more accurately written as bryn-trǫll.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᚾ-ᛏᚱᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Valla L.
- Valla Ljóts Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.