As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
deila Old Norse word can mean:
- u. f. disagreement, a contest, often as a law term, law contest (laga-deila, þing-deila), Nj. 90, Fms. i. 68, iv. í 19, 198, vi. 136, viii. 146, Sturl. i. 105, Eg. 367, Rd. 304, Ld. 204.
- COMPDS: deilugjarn, deilumál, deiluvænligr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛁᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.