Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-dagr

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

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

höfuð-dagr (hǫfuð-dagr)
m. ‘Head-day,’ i. e. Aug. 29, the Beheading of St. John Baptist.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.

Works & Authors cited:

Augustinus Saga. (F. III.)
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