As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [O. H. G. dihsila; Germ. deichsel; old Swed. þistl; Lat. tēmo qs. tesmo (?); the inflexive l is a diminutive]:—a cart-pole, remains only in the poët. compd sár-þisl, a ‘wound-stick,’ i. e. a sword, Ísl. ii. 389 (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᛋᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
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