As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ættar-högg (ættar-hǫgg)
- n. a family-blow, calamity, loss, Þórð. 48.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ættar-högg may be more accurately written as ættar-hǫgg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᛏᛅᚱ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Þórðar Saga hreðu. (D. V.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.