Old Norse Dictionary - víg-völr

Meaning of Old Norse word "víg-völr" (or víg-vǫlr) in English.

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

víg-völr (víg-vǫlr)
m. a ‘war-stick,’ weapon, a collective term; með öxar-hamri, eða hvárngi vígvöl er maðr hefir, Grág. ii. 14, Pr. 415, Fms. viii. 249.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚴ-ᚢᚢᛚᚱ
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.)
Grágás. (B. I.)
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