Hand-saxOld Norse Dictionary - hand-sax
Meaning of Old Norse word "hand-sax" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a short sword, dirk, Fms. ii. 169, 268, 274, viii. 224. handsaxa-leikr, m. playing with dirks, by throwing them in the air and catching them by the hilt, Fb. i. 463.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚾᛏ-ᛋᛅᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)