Old Norse Dictionary - höfða-lag

Meaning of Old Norse word "höfða-lag" (or hǫfða-lag) in English.

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

höfða-lag (hǫfða-lag)
n. the head of a bedstead, Fas. iii. 543; brast upp þilfjöl at höfðum Þorsteins, Fms. iii. 196.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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