Old Norse Dictionary - strand-högg

Meaning of Old Norse word "strand-högg" (or strand-hǫgg) in English.

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

strand-högg (strand-hǫgg)
n. a ‘strand-raid,’ such as the raid of the old Vikings who landed on the coasts and drove off cattle and stores for their ships; þar var nógt búfé til strandhöggva, Fms. i. 128: in the phrase, höggva s., to make a strandhögg. Eg. 81; þurfa strandhöggva, … leita eptir strand-höggvi, Fms. vii. 68; um morguninn kómu þeir ofan með strandhögg mikil, much cattle, great booty, vi. 79.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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