Höfuð-lýtiOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-lýti
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-lýti" (or hǫfuð-lýti) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-lýti (hǫfuð-lýti)
- n. a capital fault, n. G. L. ii. 417.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-lýti may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-lýti.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛚᚢᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)