As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Engl. wittol], a ‘wittol’ of a man, a wittol, as a term of abuse, a απ. λεγ., Ísl. ii. 340 (Heiðarv. S., but undoubtedly bearing this meaning).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚢᛁᛏᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
Works & Authors cited:
- Heiðarv. S.
- Heiðarvíga Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.