As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- konungs-höfn (konungs-hǫfn)
- f. a king’s haven, Fbr. 122, Fms. ix. 447.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, konungs-höfn may be more accurately written as konungs-hǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚢᚾᚴᛋ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.