As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- naut-högg (naut-hǫgg)
- n. ‘neat-blow,’ the blow which fells an ox; nú vil ek eigi bíða nauthöggsins, I will not wait for the ‘neat-blow,’ Fms. vii. 244; cp. bíða einsog boli höggs, to wait for the blow like a bull, of a person undecided and as if in a kind of stupor.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, naut-högg may be more accurately written as naut-hǫgg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚢᛏ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.