Old Norwegian Dictionary - gjöll

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "gjöll" (or gjǫll) in Norwegian.

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

gjöll (gjǫll)
gjöll, f. stærk, larmende Lyd (jvf gjalla);forekommer som Elvenavn, SE. I, 4010.1786. 57515; deraf gjallarbrú SE. I,1786. Jvf. gjallarhorn.

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, gjöll may be more accurately written as gjǫll.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᛁᚯᛚᛚ
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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