As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m.; the mod. form njóli is no doubt a corruption from hvannjóli (q. v.), by dropping the former part of the compd, but retaining the final n, which was transferred to the latter part of the compd, just as in Dan. paa = opp-aa: [jol = angelica sylvestris, Ivar Aasen]:—wild angelica; the word is recorded in the Edda Lauf., and occurs in Ls. 3,—jól (acc.) ok áfu færi ek Ása sonum ok blend ek þeim svá meini mjöð, denoting that Loki threatened to poison their ale with ill-flavoured herbs (the passage must certainly be so taken, and not as suggested s. v. áfr, p. 40).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Loka-senna. (A. I.)
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