As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- töl-víss (tǫl-víss)
- adj. skilled in arithmetic, Clem. 33; as a nickname, Bjarni inn tölvísi, of a learned Icel. of the 12th century, Rb.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, töl-víss may be more accurately written as tǫl-víss.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛚ-ᚢᛁᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarni Thorarinson.
- Clements Saga. (F. III.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.