VölsiOld Norse Dictionary - völsi
Meaning of Old Norse word "völsi" (or vǫlsi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- völsi (vǫlsi)
- a. m. [evidently the same word as Gr. φαλλός], the name of a heathen phallus-idol, as to which see the curious story in Fb. ii. 331–336 (called Völsa-þáttr).
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, völsi may be more accurately written as vǫlsi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᛚᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)