Af-högg

Old Norse Dictionary - af-högg

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

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

af-högg Old Norse word can mean:

af-högg (af-hǫgg)
n. a law term, ‘off-hewing,’ mutilation, maiming, n. G. L. i. 170, Bs. i. 675, H. E. i. 237.
af-högg (af-hǫgg)
II. chips, splinters, Fms. ii. 290.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, af-högg may be more accurately written as af-hǫgg.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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