As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- sels-höfuð (sels-hǫfuð)
- n. a seal’s head, Eb. 276: Dumnial selshöfuð, a nickname, in a Runic inscription in Ireland, see under mál.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, sels-höfuð may be more accurately written as sels-hǫfuð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛚᛋ-ᚼᚢᚠᚢᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)