Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-steypa

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

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

höfuð-steypa (hǫfuð-steypa)
u, f., fara höfuðsteypu, to be overset, Fas. i. 272.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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