As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- dýrs-höfuð (dýrs-hǫfuð)
- n. the head of a deer, Sturl. i. 106.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, dýrs-höfuð may be more accurately written as dýrs-hǫfuð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱᛋ-ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.