Old Norwegian Dictionary - mishögg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "mishögg" (or mishǫgg) in Norwegian.

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

mishögg (mishǫgg)
mishögg, n. Hug som ikke træffer ellerrammer hvor det skulde (jvf höggvamiss Stj. 49511, S. 713a30); jvf höggr H.í annat sinn til Odds, ok verðr at mis-höggum (rammes ved Feilhug) son Jóns,er Eyjolfr hét, ok fékk þar bana Bp.I, 4285 (Sturl. I, 10127).

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, mishögg may be more accurately written as mishǫgg.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛘᛁᛋᚼᚯᚵᚵ
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.

Abbreviations used:

Pagina, side.

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