As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ösla (ǫsla)
- að, [akin to vaða-óð, qs. vaðsla or from usli = fire (?)], to wade, splash in water; hón öslar aptr til meginlands, Fas. ii. 182: very freq. in mod. usage, e. g. of children dabbling in water: in poets also of ships, skeiðir úðr undan bar ösluðu súða ljónin, Sig. Breiðf.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ösla may be more accurately written as ǫsla.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛋᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Sig. Breiðf.
- Sigurðr Breiðfjörð.
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.