As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- héraðs-höldr (héraðs-hǫldr)
- m. a Norse term, a country franklin (= Icel. sveitabóndi), Fagrsk. ch. 16.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, héraðs-höldr may be more accurately written as héraðs-hǫldr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱᛅᚦᛋ-ᚼᚢᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)