Höfuð-smiðrOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-smiðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-smiðr" (or hǫfuð-smiðr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-smiðr (hǫfuð-smiðr)
- m. a chief workman, architect, 656 B. 8, Stj. 23, Bs. i. 81, Fms. x. 320, Fbr. 12.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-smiðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-smiðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᛘᛁᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)