Old Norse Dictionary - ösku-dagr

Meaning of Old Norse word "ösku-dagr" (or ǫsku-dagr) in English.

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

ösku-dagr (ǫsku-dagr)
m. Ash-Wednesday, Fms. viii: also ösku-óðinsdagr, Stj. 40.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛋᚴᚢ-ᛏᛅᚴᚱ
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.)
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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