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
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)