Old Norse Dictionary - höku-skegg

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

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

höku-skegg (hǫku-skegg)
n. the beard on the chin, Fas. ii. 434, Hkr. ii. 176.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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