Dregill

Old Norse Dictionary - dregill

Meaning of Old Norse word "dregill" in English.

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

dregill
m., dimin., dat. dregli, a ribbon, Nj. 214, Hkr. i. 320, Edda 20, O. H. L. 65, H. E. ii. 113; dregla-lið = dreglat lið, soldiery decorated with ribbons, Fb. ii. 337,—a reference to the custom of neophytes after baptism wearing a white ribbon round their heads.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
dimin.
diminutive.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
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