Höfuð-skömmOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-skömm
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-skömm" (or hǫfuð-skǫmm) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-skömm (hǫfuð-skǫmm)
- f. a chief shame, scandal, Fms. vi. 262, Al. 147.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-skömm may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-skǫmm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᚴᚢᛘᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)