Höfuð-ísarOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-ísar
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-ísar" (or hǫfuð-ísar) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-ísar (hǫfuð-ísar)
- m. pl. great masses or clumps of ice (on a river), when a channel is open in the middle, Fs. 52, Ld. 46, Nj. 142, 144, Sturl. i. 14.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-ísar may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-ísar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛁᛋᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)