BÖL

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

bǫl = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]
bǫl = 'misfortune', 'evil', 'bale' [2] [3]
böl = 'bale', 'misfortune' [4] [5]

Gothic

balwa- = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]
balv = 'misfortune', 'evil', 'bale' [6]

Old High German

balu = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]
palo = 'misfortune', 'evil', 'bale' [6]

Old Saxon

balu = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]

Old Frisian

balu = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]

Anglo-Saxon

bealo = 'misfortune', 'evil', 'bale' [6]

Old English

bealu = 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' [1]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
VERK see Bǫlverkr
ÞORN see Bǫlþorn

First Element Forms

Bǫl- Böl-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  5. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)