As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- þela-högg (þela-hǫgg)
- n. an ice-hoe, Bs. i. 319 (freq. in church-inventories for grave-digging), Vm. 65, 70, 87, 117, 124.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, þela-högg may be more accurately written as þela-hǫgg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᛚᛅ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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