Old Norse Dictionary - af-höfða

Meaning of Old Norse word "af-höfða" (or af-hǫfða) in English.

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.)
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