Old Norse Dictionary - vá-böl

Meaning of Old Norse word "vá-böl" (or vá-bǫl) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

vá-böl (vá-bǫl)
n. an affliction; í sóttum eðr öðrum vábölum, 655 xi. 1; af ymsum vábölum sem verða kann, dýrbiti eðr öðru, Ó. T. 26.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vá-böl may be more accurately written as vá-bǫl.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅ-ᛒᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Ó. T.
Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)
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