As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- háls-högg (háls-hǫgg)
- n. a cut or stroke on the neck, Fms. viii. 318, Bs. i. 174, Fb. i. 139.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, háls-högg may be more accurately written as háls-hǫgg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛚᛋ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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