Dýrs-höfuð

Old Norse Dictionary - dýrs-höfuð

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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