As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mótstöðu-maðr (mótstǫðu-maðr)
- m. an antagonist, Nj. 101, Bs. i. 722.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mótstöðu-maðr may be more accurately written as mótstǫðu-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᛏᛋᛏᚢᚦᚢ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.