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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