Sauðar-höfuðOld Norse Dictionary - sauðar-höfuð
Meaning of Old Norse word "sauðar-höfuð" (or sauðar-hǫfuð) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- sauðar-höfuð (sauðar-hǫfuð)
- n.a sheep’s head, Landn. 211, Rd. 263.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, sauðar-höfuð may be more accurately written as sauðar-hǫfuð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛅᚢᚦᛅᚱ-ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)