Fót-högg

Old Norse Dictionary - fót-högg

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

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

fót-högg (fót-hǫgg)
n. hewing off one’s feet, Eb. 246, Sturl. ii. 90.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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