Old Norwegian Dictionary - handarhögg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "handarhögg" (or handarhǫgg) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

handarhögg (handarhǫgg)
handarhögg, n. Hug, Slag, som har ram-met ens Haand. Flat. I, 18813; Sturl. II, 1943 (jvf 1503).

Part of speech: n

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, handarhögg may be more accurately written as handarhǫgg.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᛆᚿᚦᛆᚱᚼᚯᚵᚵ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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