Höfuð-baniOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-bani
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-bani" (or hǫfuð-bani) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-bani (hǫfuð-bani)
- a, m. (and höfuðs-bani), ‘head’s-bane,’ death, destruction; tunga er h., a saying, Hm. 72, Landn. 307, Edda 73, Nj. 68, 71, Ld. 132, 246.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-bani may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-bani.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛒᛅᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)