Höfuð-skáldOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-skáld
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-skáld" (or hǫfuð-skáld) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-skáld (hǫfuð-skáld)
- n. a ‘head-scald,’ great poet, Fms. vi. 386, Fbr. 116, Edda 49, 154, O. H. L. 57, Geisli 12.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-skáld may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-skáld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᚴᛅᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- O. H. L.
- Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)