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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