Old Norse Dictionary - hand-höggva

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

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

hand-höggva (hand-hǫggva)
hjó, to hack one’s hand off, Eb. 58, Fms. viii. 167.

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

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

Works & Authors cited:

Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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