Fetill

Old Norse Dictionary - fetill

Meaning of Old Norse word "fetill" in English.

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

fetill
m., dat. fetli, pl. fetlar; an older dat. form fatli (cp. katli) seems to be left in the phrase, bera hönd í fatla (qs. fatli), to carry the arm in a sling: [Germ. fessel]:—the strap by which a bag is hung on the shoulder, N. G. l. i. 349: the strap or belt of a shield or sword (skjaldar-fetill, sverds-f., Gr. τελαμών), umgörð ok fetlar, Fas. i. 414, El. 22, 33, Edda 123, N. G. l. ii. 422; hence the sword is in poetry called fetil-stingi, a, m. a ‘belt-pin,’ etc. fetla-byrðr, f. a burthen carried by straps, N. G. l. i. 143.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
qs.
quasi.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
El.
Elis Saga. (G. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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