Vandar-höggOld Norse Dictionary - vandar-högg
Meaning of Old Norse word "vandar-högg" (or vandar-hǫgg) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- vandar-högg (vandar-hǫgg)
- n. a ‘wand-stroke,’ flogging, Bs. i. 871; in mod. usage a Law term for flogging as a punishment for theft or other such misdeeds; M.n. á að sæta … vandar-hagga refsingu, a standing law phrase in mod. Icel. sentences.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vandar-högg may be more accurately written as vandar-hǫgg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚾᛏᛅᚱ-ᚼᚢᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)