Vil

Old Norse Dictionary - vil

Meaning of Old Norse word "vil" in English.

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

vil Old Norse word can mean:

vil
1. n. [vilja], self-will, wilfulness, self-indulgence; in vil ok dul, wilfulness and conceit.l. 34; fyrir dul ok vil, Gkv. 2. 38; vil er mest ok dul flestum, Hallfred; dul vættir ok vil at linna muni erfiði ok víl, Skálda (Thorodd), with a play on ‘vil’ and ‘víl,’ which are diametrically opposed.
vil
2. in the phrase, í vil e-m, at one’s will, to one’s liking, favour; at þeir (the dreams) sé í vil ráðnir, Ld. 126; konungr trúir því er þessi skræfa segir í vil honum, Al. 30; and freq. so in mod. usage, göra e-ð mér í vil, það er honum í vil, in his favour; cp. vil-hallr, vil-gali, vil-mæltr, vil-gi.
vil
II. in pr. names, Vil-hjálmr, Vil-mundr, Vil-borg, Landn., Edda.
vil
2. n. [Lat. velum], a veil, of nuns; taka vilit af höfði sér, Mar.; hún er sárliga hrygg, látið vilið, sem fyrr segir, id.; taka vil, to take the veil, K. Á. 214.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.
cp.
compare.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
mod.
modern.
pr.
proper, properly.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Lat.
Latin.

Works & Authors cited:

Gkv.
Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Sól.
Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
K. Á.
Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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