As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- svöðu-sár (svǫðu-sár)
- n. [svað], a wound from a weapon glancing off a bone; s. í enni, Lv. 86; s. en eigi beinhögg, Sturl. i. 13; grunn verða svöðu-sárin, 140; á bringuna, var þat s., Fms. vii. 167.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, svöðu-sár may be more accurately written as svǫðu-sár.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᚢᚦᚢ-ᛋᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.