Old Swedish Dictionary - handöx

Meaning of Old Swedish word "handöx" (or handøx) in Swedish.

As defined by K.F Söderwall's dictionary of Medieval Swedish:

handöx (handøx)
handyxa. " swa fik annan broderen ena pulöxe oc annar ena hand öxe" ATb 1: 210 (1465). dextralis. .. handh yxe GU C 20. s. 181. ib s. 198.

Orthography: Early Old Swedish used different letters for ä and ö, so handöx may have also been written as handøx

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • -öxe.
  • -yxe )

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᛆᚿᚦᚯᛋ
Medieval Runes were used in Sweden from 12th to 17th centuries.

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Works and authors cited:

Glossarii Latino-Svethici specimen vetustum. E cod. mscr. Bibliothecæ Reg. Acad. Upsal. Diss. Ups. præs. J. H. Schröder. 1845.
(el. ATb 1), ATb 2, ATb 3 Arboga stads tänkebok I--III. Utg. av Erik Noreen och Torsten Wennström. 1935--40. SFSS.
GU C 20
Latinskt-Svenskt glossarium efter Cod. Ups. C 20. Utg. av E. Neuman. S 1--583. 1918--20, (hand 2) s. 1--169. 1938--42. SFSS.
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