As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- blóð-öx (blóð-ǫx)
- and -ex, f. bloody axe, a cognom. of king Eric, Fms.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, blóð-öx may be more accurately written as blóð-ǫx.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚦ-ᚢᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)