Höfuð-staðrOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-staðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-staðr" (or hǫfuð-staðr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-staðr (hǫfuð-staðr)
- m. a ‘head-stead,’ capital, chief place, Fms. iv. 236, vii. 159, xi. 202, 299, Eg. 267, Sks. 647, Edda 10, Bs. i. 90.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-staðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-staðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᛏᛅᚦᚱ
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.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)