Old Norse Dictionary - fjórðungs-höfðingi

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjórðungs-höfðingi" (or fjórðungs-hǫfðingi) in English.

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

fjórðungs-höfðingi (fjórðungs-hǫfðingi)
a, m. a Tetrarch, N. T.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. T.
New Testament.
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