Old Norse Dictionary - háls-höggva

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

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

háls-höggva (háls-hǫggva)
hjó, to behead, Stj. 265, Hkr. i. 8.

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

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

Works & Authors cited:

Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Stjórn. (F. I.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary