FjölOld Norse Dictionary - fjöl
Meaning of Old Norse word "fjöl" (or fjǫl) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fjöl Old Norse word can mean:
- fjöl (fjǫl)
- f., gen. fjalar, old pl. fjalar, later fjalir, a deal, thin board, Fms. vi. 15, 281, x. 404: metaph. of snow shoes, Sks. 81 B: so in the proverb, það er ekki við eina fjöl fellt, ‘tis not joined with a single deal, ‘tis no plain matter, Mag. 86; or, hann er ekki við eina fjöl felldr, i. e. fit for many things; fóta-fjöl, a foot-board; höfða-fjöl, the head-board of a bed; rúm-fjöl, the side-board of a bed; gafl-fjöl, the barge-board in a gable, etc.
- fjöl (fjǫl)
- COMPDS: fjalabrú, fjalahlass, fjalaköttr, fjalastóll.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fjöl may be more accurately written as fjǫl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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