Höfuð-dagrOld 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
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Augustinus Saga. (F. III.)