ÞulrOld Norse Dictionary - þulr
Meaning of Old Norse word "þulr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., gen. þular, dat. þul, a sayer of saws, a wife-man, a sage (a bard?); this interesting word, the exact technical meaning of which is not known, occurs on a Danish Runic stone—Hruhalds þular á Salhaugum, Thorsen 17: and in old poems, at hárum þul hlæ þú aldregi, opt er gott þat er gamlir kveða, Hm. 135; inn hára þul, Fm. 34; nú skal freista hvárr fleira viti, gestr eða inn gamli þulr, Vþm. 9. þular-stóll, m. ‘the bard’s-seat,’ in which he sat when speaking; mál er at þylja þular-stóli at, Hm. 111; fimbul-þulr, the great wise man, 143; kross hangir fyrir brjósti þul (poet) þessum, Orkn. (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)
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