As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hús-vörðr (hús-vǫrðr)
- m. a house-ward, ‘house-keeper’ of Shaksp., Gr. οἰκουρός, i. e. the house dog, N. G. L. i. 235.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hús-vörðr may be more accurately written as hús-vǫrðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛋ-ᚢᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)