As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [kvelja], a ‘killer,’ tormenter, 623. 13, 44, Pass. 35. 1.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛅᛚᛅᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
Also available in related dictionaries:
This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.