Brott-höfn

Old Norse Dictionary - brott-höfn

Meaning of Old Norse word "brott-höfn" (or brott-hǫfn) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

brott-höfn (brott-hǫfn)
f. law term, a taking off, Grág. i. 217, 332, 420.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, brott-höfn may be more accurately written as brott-hǫfn.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛏᛏ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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