Old Norse Dictionary - högg-sax

Meaning of Old Norse word "högg-sax" (or hǫgg-sax) in English.

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

högg-sax (hǫgg-sax)
n. a kind of hatchet, Fbr. 58.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
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