Fóli

Old Norse Dictionary - fóli

Meaning of Old Norse word "fóli" in English.

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

fóli
a, m. [cp. Fr. voler, early Fr. foler, cp. also low Lat. felo, Engl. felony; but is prob. a Teut. word from fela, fólginn]:—stolen goods, esp. hidden, a law term; skal binda fóla á bak honum, n. G. l. i. 83, Js. 129; finna þeir fóla (hidden theft) meðal skjaldbálka, n. G. l. i. 84, passim; finna fóla, Grág. i. 195: bera inn fóla á hendr mönnum, id. fóla-gjald, n. damages, compensation, in a case of theft, Grág. i. 84.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
esp.
especially.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
gl.
glossary.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
prob.
probably.
Teut.
Teutonic.

Works & Authors cited:

Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Js.
Járnsíða. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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