Lands-höfðingiOld Norse Dictionary - lands-höfðingi
Meaning of Old Norse word "lands-höfðingi" (or lands-hǫfðingi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lands-höfðingi (lands-hǫfðingi)
- a, m. the ‘land-ruler,’ great chief of the land, Hkr. i. 261, Fms. xi. 266, Sks. 603, passim.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lands-höfðingi may be more accurately written as lands-hǫfðingi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚾᛏᛋ-ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁᚾᚴᛁ
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.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)