Old Norse Dictionary - liðs-höfðingi

Meaning of Old Norse word "liðs-höfðingi" (or liðs-hǫfðingi) in English.

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

liðs-höfðingi (liðs-hǫfðingi)
a, m. a captain of hosts, Fms. vii. 37.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚦᛋ-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.)
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