Höfuð-merkiOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-merki
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-merki" (or hǫfuð-merki) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-merki (hǫfuð-merki)
- n. the chief mark, characteristic, Rb. 80: the chief standard, Karl. 158.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-merki may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-merki.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛘᛁᚱᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)