Old Norse Dictionary - högg-stokkr

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

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

högg-stokkr (hǫgg-stokkr)
m. a chopping-block, Ó. H. 117: a block for execution.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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