Fól

Old Norse Dictionary - fól

Meaning of Old Norse word "fól" in English.

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

fól Old Norse word can mean:

fól
n. a fool: allit., fífl ok fól, 656 B. 7; fól, however, has often the notion of rage and foul language; fífl that of pranks or silliness; fól (madman) væri Sverrir þá, Fms. iii. 122, viii. 242; bað taka fól þetta, Ísl. ii. 220 (one who had used bad language); hann þótti þar fól eitt (idiot), Glúm. 336.
fól
COMPDS: fólsliga, fólsligr.

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

Abbreviations used:

allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
l.
line.
lit.
literally.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
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