As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-kostr (hǫfuð-kostr)
- m. a cardinal virtue, Hom. 134.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-kostr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-kostr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚴᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)