GíslOld Icelandic Dictionary - gísl
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "gísl" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gísl Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (pl. -ar), m.
- 1) hostage;
- 2) bailiff (g. keisarans); warder.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛋᛚ
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