As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfða-tal (hǫfða-tal)
- n. a ‘tale of heads’ Gþl. 396, Al. 75, Sks. 340.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfða-tal may be more accurately written as hǫfða-tal.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛅ-ᛏᛅᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.