Old Norse Dictionary - höku-bein

Meaning of Old Norse word "höku-bein" (or hǫku-bein) in English.

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

höku-bein (hǫku-bein)
n. the chin bone, Sd. 169.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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