Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-biti

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

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

höfuð-biti (hǫfuð-biti)
a, m. the chief cross-beam in a ship.

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

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

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