GeislOld Norse Dictionary - geisl
Meaning of Old Norse word "geisl" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
geisl Old Norse word can mean:
- m. (gísli, Fb. ii. 273, less correctly), [cp. O. H. G. geisila, mid. and mod. Germ. geissel, a scourge]:—the staff used by men sliding in snow shoes, O. H. L. 153.
- 2. the short ribs, costae, Björn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛁᛋᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- O. H. L.
- Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
- Biörn Halldórsson.
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