Bella

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bella

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bella" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

bella Old Icelandic word can mean:

bella
I)
bella
(bell, ball, —), v. to hit, hurt, with dat. (ball þér nú?); ekki má ófeigum ~, one not fated to die is proof against all shots.
bella
II)
bella
(-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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
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