As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- tjösull (tjǫsull)
- m. [cp. A. S. tæsel; Engl. teasle; Lzt. dipsacus fullonum; perh. from the herb being used for charms]:—a magical character, Skm. 29; cp. Swed. tjusa, fortjusa, = to charm, spell-bind.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, tjösull may be more accurately written as tjǫsull.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚢᛋᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
Works & Authors cited:
- Skírnis-mál. (A. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.