HöfrungrOld Norse Dictionary - höfrungr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfrungr" (or hǫfrungr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfrungr (hǫfrungr)
- m. a dolphin, prop. a ‘he-goat,’ from hafr, because of the dolphin’s tumbling; the word is not found in old writers. höfrunga-hlaup, n. a kind of athletic sport, ‘dolphin-leap,’ a kind of leap-frog.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfrungr may be more accurately written as hǫfrungr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚱᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.