Old Norse Dictionary - höfuð-vinr

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

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

höfuð-vinr (hǫfuð-vinr)
m. a bosom friend, Fms. ix. 308, 451.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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