As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fól Old Norse word can mean:
- 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.
- 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
- alliteration, alliterative.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
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