Old Norwegian Dictionary - gestahöfðingi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "gestahöfðingi" (or gestahǫfðingi) in Norwegian.

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

gestahöfðingi (gestahǫfðingi)
gestahöfðingi, m. Høvdingen, Anføreren forKongens gestir (se gestr 3). Nj. 4; OH. 4833; Fm. VII, 3513. VIII, 13924. 24916.

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, gestahöfðingi may be more accurately written as gestahǫfðingi.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᚽᛋᛏᛆᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁᚿᚵᛁ
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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