HÖFÐI

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*habuda- = 'head' [1]
*haubida- = 'head' [1]

Old Norse

hǫfuð = 'head' [2] [3] [1]
haufuð = 'head' [2] [3] [1]

Gothic

haubiþ = 'head' [1]

Old Swedish

hovuþ = 'head' [4]
huvuþ = 'head' [4]

Old Saxon

hôƀid = 'head' [1]

Anglo-Saxon

héafod = 'head' [1]

Old High German

houbit = 'head' [1]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Arnhǫfði
BJÖRN see Biarnhǫfði
HVIT see Hvíthǫfði
KARL see Karlhovde
KETILL see Kætilhǫfði
KÅR see Kárhǫfði
SEL see Selshǫfuð
SVART see Svarthǫfði

See also Ambhǫfði

Last Element Forms

-hofthi -hovde -hoveth -hovudh
-hǫfði -hǫfuð -hövde

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)