Bast-öx

Old Norse Dictionary - bast-öx

Meaning of Old Norse word "bast-öx" (or bast-ǫx) in English.

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

bast-öx (bast-ǫx)
f., prob. a false reading, Fas. ii. 177, v. l. bátöx.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
prob.
probably.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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