As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- á-höfn (á-hǫfn)
- f. the freight or loading of a ship, Fas. ii. 511: used to express a kind of tonnage; tíu skippund í lest, tólf lestir í á., 732. 16: luggage, Jb. 377, 394, 408: cp. Pál Vídal. s. v.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, á-höfn may be more accurately written as á-hǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.