As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
bella Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (bell, ball, —), v. to hit, hurt, with dat. (ball þér nú?); ekki má ófeigum ~, one not fated to die is proof against all shots.
- (-da, -t), v. to dare, venture, with dat.; (hverr mun hafa þessu bellt?); to deal in, display (~ svikum, lygi, gleði).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛚᛚᛅ