Old Norwegian Dictionary - hnefahögg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "hnefahögg" (or hnefahǫgg) in Norwegian.

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

hnefahögg (hnefahǫgg)
hnefahögg, m. Slag med knyttet Haand.DN. II, 29516.

Part of speech: m

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚿᚽᚠᛆᚼᚯᚵᚵ
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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