As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-stjarna (hǫfuð-stjarna)
- u, f. a chief star, Rb. 440.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-stjarna may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-stjarna.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᛏᛁᛅᚱᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)