Héraðs-höldrOld Norse Dictionary - héraðs-höldr
Meaning of Old Norse word "héraðs-höldr" (or héraðs-hǫldr) in English.
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.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)