Höfuð-hlutrOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-hlutr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-hlutr" (or hǫfuð-hlutr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-hlutr (hǫfuð-hlutr)
- m. the ‘head-part,’ upper part of the body, opp. to fótahlutr, Eg. 398, Fms. v. 352, xi. 277.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-hlutr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-hlutr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚼᛚᚢᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)