Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-kennimaðr

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

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

höfuð-kennimaðr (hǫfuð-kennimaðr)
m. a great clerk or scholar, ecclesiastic, Bs. i. 153.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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