Old Norwegian Dictionary - afhöfða

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "afhöfða" (or afhǫfða) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

afhöfða (afhǫfða)
afhöfða, v. (að) halshugge. Flat. I, 23811;El. 725; skal ek afhöfða þínn bann-setta búk Stj. 46428.

Part of speech: v

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, afhöfða may be more accurately written as afhǫfða.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛆᚠᚼᚯᚠᚦᛆ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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