Höfuð-kvölOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-kvöl
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-kvöl" (or hǫfuð-kvǫl) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-kvöl (hǫfuð-kvǫl)
- f. a great torment, Mar.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-kvöl may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-kvǫl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚴᚢᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)