As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- dauða-sök (dauða-sǫk)
- f. a cause for death, a deed deserving death, Fms. i. 48, iii. 20, vi. 383.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, dauða-sök may be more accurately written as dauða-sǫk.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚢᚦᛅ-ᛋᚢᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.