Old Norse Dictionary - höfða-skip

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

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

höfða-skip (hǫfða-skip)
n. a ship with a beak, Fms. ii. 302, Fb. iii. 448.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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