Old Norse Dictionary - hösvask

Meaning of Old Norse word "hösvask" (or hǫsvask) in English.

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

hösvask (hǫsvask)
að, dep. to slink (as a wolf?), sneak, Fms. iii. 189.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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