Old Norse Dictionary - völsa

Meaning of Old Norse word "völsa" (or vǫlsa) in English.

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

völsa (vǫlsa)
að, [akin to völdugr], to make a great bustle, pride oneself; menn þegar eg stolta sé sem völsa mikið í veröldinni; en vita hvorki ábé, Hallgr.

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

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

Works & Authors cited:

Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
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