Old Norse Dictionary - ættar-högg

Meaning of Old Norse word "ættar-högg" (or ættar-hǫgg) in English.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Þórðar Saga hreðu. (D. V.)
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