Höfuð-burðrOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-burðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-burðr" (or hǫfuð-burðr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-burðr (hǫfuð-burðr)
- m. the bearing of the head: metaph. help, backing, support, lízt mér sem lítill h. muni mér at því, it will be of little avail for me, Ísl. ii. 125, Bs. i. 464, ii. 156, Sturl. i. 209, Fms. x. 170, Fs. 123, Mar.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-burðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-burðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛒᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)