As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [svola?], prop. a burnt rafter (?): metaph. a huge brutish person, svola-legr, adj. brutish.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᚢᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- proper, properly.