Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-skjálfti

Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-skjálfti" (or hǫfuð-skjálfti) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

höfuð-skjálfti (hǫfuð-skjálfti)
a, m., medic. a trembling of the head, palsy, Stj. 43.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-skjálfti may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-skjálfti.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᚴᛁᛅᛚᚠᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

medicine, medically.

Works & Authors cited:

Stjórn. (F. I.)
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