As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-niðjar (hǫfuð-niðjar)
- m. pl. the head-kinsmen, agnates, = hofuðbarmsmenn, Bragi, Gkv. 3. 5.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-niðjar may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-niðjar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚾᛁᚦᛁᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.