Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-gersemi

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

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

höfuð-gersemi (hǫfuð-gersemi)
f. a great jewel, Hkr. i. 264.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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