Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-styrkr

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

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

höfuð-styrkr (hǫfuð-styrkr)
m. principal strength, N. G. L. ii. 416.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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