Höfuð-tíundOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-tíund
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-tíund" (or hǫfuð-tíund) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-tíund (hǫfuð-tíund)
- f. a tithe from stock or investment, opp. to áváxtar-t., that on interest, K. Á. 58, N. G. L. i. 346.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-tíund may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-tíund.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)