As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfðing-ligr (hǫfðing-ligr)
- adj. princely, noble, magnificent, Fms. vi. 206, vii. 63, ix. 277, Stj. 207, passim.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfðing-ligr may be more accurately written as hǫfðing-ligr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁᚾᚴ-ᛚᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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