As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., acc. haul, a rupture, hernia, Bs. i. 208, Fél. ix. 218, where a distinction is made between kviðar-haull, nafla-h., nára-h., etc.: the passage höll við hýrógi, Hm. 138, is no doubt corrupt for við haulvi hýrógr, or hýrógr við haul, i. e. spurred rye (ergot of rye) against hernia:—the sense is clear, though the exact wording is not; the whole verse is a rude old medic. receipt, and the explanation of this passage as given by translators and commentators is no doubt erroneous.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- i. e.
- id est.
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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