Old Norse Dictionary - dreka-höfuð

Meaning of Old Norse word "dreka-höfuð" (or dreka-hǫfuð) in English.

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

dreka-höfuð (dreka-hǫfuð)
n. a dragon’s head as a ship’s beak, Eg. 42, Hkr. iii. 94.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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