Blóðörn

Old Icelandic Dictionary - blóðörn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "blóðörn" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

blóðörn
m. ‘blood eagle’, in the phrase, rísta ~ á baki e-m, a cruel method of putting captured enemies to death in the heathen times.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚦᚢᚱᚾ

Abbreviations used:

e-m
einhverjum.
m.
masculine.
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