Old Norwegian Dictionary - handhöggva

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "handhöggva" (or handhǫggva) in Norwegian.

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

handhöggva (handhǫggva)
handhöggva, v. (hjó) hugge Haanden afen (e-n). Eb. 18 (2316 jvf 24); Fm. VIII,1678 fg; Sturl. II, 2130; Mar. 112020.

Part of speech: v

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᛆᚿᚦᚼᚯᚵᚵᚠᛆ
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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