Díli

Old Norse Dictionary - díli

Meaning of Old Norse word "díli" in English.

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

díli Old Norse word can mean:

díli
a, m. a spot, mark; alloðin nema d. undir vinstri hendi, FmS. iii. 125.
díli
β. esp. medic., b. díla, to burn with caustic; this operation was in olden times performed (caustic being unknown) with a pointed hot iron, and is described in an interesting passage in BS. i. 379, cp. also Rafns S. ch. 4, BS. i. 644, Nj. 209.
díli
γ. a brand (on thieves), esp. on the back (v. brenna); fyrr skulu grónir grautar-dílarnir á hálsi þér, þeir er þú brant… en ek myna gipta þér systur mína, Eb. 210, Hkr. iii. 148, Fbr. 190; vide brenna.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
medic.
medicine, medically.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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