Skaps-höfnOld Norse Dictionary - skaps-höfn
Meaning of Old Norse word "skaps-höfn" (or skaps-hǫfn) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- skaps-höfn (skaps-hǫfn)
- f. mind, disposition; þeir feðgar vóru úlíkir í skapshöfnum, FmS. viii. 447, MS. 655 xi. 2; hann nennti eigi at hafa Erlend suðr þar lengr fyrir skapshafnar sakir, for the sake of his distemper, Sturl. i. 165.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, skaps-höfn may be more accurately written as skaps-hǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛅᛒᛋ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)