Klaka-högg

Old Norse Dictionary - klaka-högg

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

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

klaka-högg (klaka-hǫgg)
n. a crowbar to break the frozen ground, Vm. 80, (for a grave-digger.)

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

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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