Höfuð-engillOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-engill
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-engill" (or hǫfuð-engill) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-engill (hǫfuð-engill)
- m. an archangel, Nj. 157, Hom. 133.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-engill may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-engill.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛁᚾᚴᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)