KaðallOld Norse Dictionary - kaðall
Meaning of Old Norse word "kaðall" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., dat. kaðli, [prob. like Engl. cable, borrowed from mid. Lat. capulum, caplum; the word perhaps denotes twisted ropes, for in olden times the Scandinavians made their cables of walrus skin, svörðr]:—a cable, esp. as a naut. term, Fms. ii. 279, vii. 82, 283, Ó. H. 28, Fas. ii. 543, Gullþ. 8, passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚦᛅᛚᛚ
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
- mid. Lat.
- middle Latin.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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