As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- níð-höggr (níð-hǫggr)
- m. the name of a mythical serpent, Vsp.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, níð-höggr may be more accurately written as níð-hǫggr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚦ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Völuspá. (A. I.)