Old Norse Dictionary - flokks-höfðingi

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

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

flokks-höfðingi (flokks-hǫfðingi)
a, m. a head, chief, Stj. 322.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Stjórn. (F. I.)
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