As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-átt (hǫfuð-átt)
- f. one of the cardinal points, Rb. 440, Hkr. i. 49.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-átt may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-átt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛅᛏᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.