Fót-höggva

Old Norse Dictionary - fót-höggva

Meaning of Old Norse word "fót-höggva" (or fót-hǫggva) in English.

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

fót-höggva (fót-hǫggva)
hjó, to hew one’s feet off, Fms. viii. 167, ix. 19, Sturl. ii, 66.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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