Old Norse Dictionary - val-köstr

Meaning of Old Norse word "val-köstr" (or val-kǫstr) in English.

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

val-köstr (val-kǫstr)
m. a heap, pile of slain, Fms. ix. 31.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛚ-ᚴᚢᛋᛏᚱ
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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