Höfðingja-skiptiOld Norse Dictionary - höfðingja-skipti
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfðingja-skipti" (or hǫfðingja-skipti) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfðingja-skipti (hǫfðingja-skipti)
- n. change of chief or king, Germ. Thronwechsel, Nj. 41, 156.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfðingja-skipti may be more accurately written as hǫfðingja-skipti.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ-ᛋᚴᛁᛒᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Njála. (D. II.)