Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-þing

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

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

höfuð-þing (hǫfuð-þing)
n. a great jewel: a chief meeting.

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

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

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