Old Norse Dictionary - frelsis-öl

Meaning of Old Norse word "frelsis-öl" (or frelsis-ǫl) in English.

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

frelsis-öl (frelsis-ǫl)
n. ‘freedom-ale,’ a carouse on occasion of a bondsman being set free, n. G. L. i. 29, 32, 33.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, frelsis-öl may be more accurately written as frelsis-ǫl.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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