As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-þváttr (hǫfuð-þváttr)
- m. head-washing, Lv. 84, Vígl. 30.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-þváttr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-þváttr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚦᚢᛅᛏᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
- Víglundar Saga. (D. V.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.