Höfðingja-ættOld Norse Dictionary - höfðingja-ætt
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfðingja-ætt" (or hǫfðingja-ætt) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfðingja-ætt (hǫfðingja-ætt)
- f. noble extraction, high birth, Magn. 466, Sks. 616.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfðingja-ætt may be more accurately written as hǫfðingja-ætt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ-ᛅᛏᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)