As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mann-höfn (mann-hǫfn)
- f. the maintenance of a person; í viðar-föngum, smíðar-kaupum ok mannhöfnum, Bs. i. 81. mannhafnar-maðr, m. a good husband, Bs. i. 26.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mann-höfn may be more accurately written as mann-hǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.