As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- pres. tolli; pret. tolldi; part. tollað:—to cleave to, hang fast, without dropping off; húfan tollir ekki á höfðinu, það gat ekki tollað, it would not sit fast, dropped off; í tízkunni eg tolli, I cleave to the custom, Eggert; the word is very freq. in mod. usage, but only once occurs in old writers, viz. in the old ballad,—svá vil ek ok, kvað kerling, með Ingólfi ganga, meðan mér tvær um tolla, tenn í efra gómi, whilst two teeth still cleave to my upper gum, Hallfr. S. ch. 2 (in a verse), FS. 86.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛚᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Hallfr. S.
- Hallfreðar Saga. (D. II.)