Old Norse Dictionary - níðings-sök

Meaning of Old Norse word "níðings-sök" (or níðings-sǫk) in English.

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

níðings-sök (níðings-sǫk)
f. a charge of villainy, Stj. 555, Sks. 764.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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