As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- amb-höfði (amb-hǫfði)
- a, m. a nickname of uncertain signification. Egilsson supposes that of bi-ceps: most probably amb- denotes some animal; cp. Hjart-höfði, Hart-head, and Orkn-höfði, Seal-head, Sturl. i. 35 (in a verse).
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, amb-höfði may be more accurately written as amb-hǫfði.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛘᛒ-ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)