As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- yfir-höfn (yfir-hǫfn)
- f. an over-coat, Eg. 23, Fms. i. 16, vii. 201, Ó. H. 70, Fs. 140, Sks. 289. yfirhafnar-lauss, adj. without an over-cloak, Fms. ii. 29, ix. 47, Sks. 296.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, yfir-höfn may be more accurately written as yfir-hǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᛁᚱ-ᚼᚢᚠᚾ
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.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.