Höfuð-syndOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-synd
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-synd" (or hǫfuð-synd) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-synd (hǫfuð-synd)
- f. a deadly sin, Hom. 33, 74, 671. 17.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-synd may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-synd.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛋᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)