As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öl-kelda (ǫl-kelda)
- u, f. an ‘ale-well,’ the name of Icel. mineral wells, mentioned in Sks. 163; the chief well is that on Rauðamels-heiðr on the ridge of the mountains between Faxafjord and Breiðifjord in the west of Icel., cp. Eggert Itin.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öl-kelda may be more accurately written as ǫl-kelda.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛚ-ᚴᛁᛚᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Also available in related dictionaries:
This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.