Höfuð-vörðrOld Norse Dictionary - höfuð-vörðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "höfuð-vörðr" (or hǫfuð-vǫrðr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höfuð-vörðr (hǫfuð-vǫrðr)
- m. a body-guard, Stj. 488, Al. 103, Sks. 258, Fms. vii. 203, x. 150, Hkr. i. 244.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfuð-vörðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuð-vǫrðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ-ᚢᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)