As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-bæli (hǫfuð-bæli)
- n. = höfuðból, Gþl. 387, Fagrsk. 57.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-bæli may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-bæli.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛒᛅᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)