As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- högg-staðr (hǫgg-staðr)
- m. a place for a blow, Eg. 507, Fms. vi. 99, vii. 290, viii. 404, Hkr. iii. 165.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, högg-staðr may be more accurately written as hǫgg-staðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚴᚴ-ᛋᛏᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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