As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- af-höfða (af-hǫfða)
- að, to behead, Fms. i. 217, Stj. 464.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, af-höfða may be more accurately written as af-hǫfða.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)