Old Norse Dictionary - bana-högg

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

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

bana-högg (bana-hǫgg)
n. a death-blow, mortal wound, Nj. 8, Eg. 193.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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