Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-ætt

Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-ætt" (or hǫfuð-ætt) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

höfuð-ætt (hǫfuð-ætt)
f. a chief family.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-ætt may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-ætt.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛅᛏᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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