Höfuð-borgOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-borg
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-borg" (or hǫfuð-borg) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-borg (hǫfuð-borg)
- f. a ‘head-burgh,’ metropolis, Fms. i. 101, Rb. 398.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-borg may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-borg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛒᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)