Old Norwegian Dictionary - borgarhöfðingi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "borgarhöfðingi" (or borgarhǫfðingi) in Norwegian.

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

borgarhöfðingi (borgarhǫfðingi)
borgarhöfðingi, m. Øverste, en af de for-nemste i Staden; = lat. princeps civi-tatis, Stj. 6043 (1 Kong. 22, 26).

Part of speech: m

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛒᚮᚱᚵᛆᚱᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁᚿᚵᛁ
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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