As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öldur-maðr (ǫldur-maðr)
- m. [A. S. ealdorman], an alderman, a man of rank, Jd. 10; aldor-maðr, Pd. 13; the word occurs in these two passages only.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öldur-maðr may be more accurately written as ǫldur-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛚᛏᚢᚱ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
Works & Authors cited:
- Jómsvíkinga-drápa. (A. III.)
- Placidus-drápa. (A. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.