HaslaOld Norse Dictionary - hasla
Meaning of Old Norse word "hasla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hasla Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. in pl. höslur, f. pegs or poles of hasel-wood, a technical term for the four square poles that marked out the ground for a pitched battle or a duel, described in Korm. 86, Eg. 277; undir jarðar höslu, poët. within the pale, on the face of the earth, Edda (in a verse by a poet of king Canute).
- 2. að, in the old phrase, hasla (e-m) völl, to ‘enhasel’ a battlefield, to challenge one’s enemy to a pitched battle (or duel) on a field marked out by hasel-poles, Korm. 46, Hkr. i. 150, Eg. 273, 275, 276 (of the battle of Brunanburgh).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛋᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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