(1) 'cheap', in phrase fale of 'unconcerned about'; (2) 'descend'
(Modern English )
(1) *fala-; (2) *fallan-
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(1) falr 'venal, to be sold'
(ONP falr (2) (adj.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far falur, Icel falur, Norw fal, Dan fal, Sw fal
Phonological and morphological markers
(1) hapax legomenon; (2) common and widespread, but this would be an unusual spelling.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
See etymological discussion for the debate about the sense of this word in context, and further Anderson 92n, Vant 92n and McGillivray 92n. Against Bateson (92n)'s alternative suggestion 'fellow, comrade', see McGee 428.