As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- sveitar-höfðingi (sveitar-hǫfðingi)
- a, m. the captain of a sveit (I. 1), Eg. 272, 280, Ó. H. 205, Fms. vii. 259, Orkn. 476.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, sveitar-höfðingi may be more accurately written as sveitar-hǫfðingi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᛁᛏᛅᚱ-ᚼᚢᚠᚦᛁᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.