Old Norse Dictionary - hjálm-höttr

Meaning of Old Norse word "hjálm-höttr" (or hjálm-hǫttr) in English.

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

hjálm-höttr (hjálm-hǫttr)
m. a helm-hood, a kind of cowl put over the helmet, Þiðr. 9, 285, Eg. 407.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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