Old Norwegian Dictionary - bölvan

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "bölvan" (or bǫlvan) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

bölvan (bǫlvan)
bölvan, f. Forbandelse a) Guds: Stj. 3721.b) Menneskenes: Stj. 16414; blót okbölvan Flat. II, 39637; á guð skulumenn vel trúa en eigi á bölvan eðablótskap Borg. 1, 1615. 3, 221.

Part of speech: f

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, bölvan may be more accurately written as bǫlvan.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛒᚯᛚᚠᛆᚿ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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