Old Norse Dictionary - sverðs-högg

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

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

sverðs-högg (sverðs-hǫgg)
n. a sword-stroke, Fms. viii. 180, xi. 190.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᚱᚦᛋ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
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.)
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