Old Norse Dictionary - skáld-stöng

Meaning of Old Norse word "skáld-stöng" (or skáld-stǫng) in English.

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

skáld-stöng (skáld-stǫng)
f. a ‘libel-pole,’ a pole with imprecations or charms scratched on it; ef maðr reisir stöng ok kallar s., þá hefir hann fyrir-gört hverjum penningi fjár síns, N. G. L. i. 430.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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