Old Norwegian Dictionary - herfjöturr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "herfjöturr" (or herfjǫturr) in Norwegian.

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

herfjöturr (herfjǫturr)
herfjöturr, m. panisk Skræk som kommerover en i Striden, hindrer ham fra deriat bruge sine Evner, forfjettrer ham. Fm. VIII, 17017 fg; Harð. 35 (1047. 13);Sturl. I, 3862. II, 4715.

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, herfjöturr may be more accurately written as herfjǫturr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚽᚱᚠᛁᚯᛏᚢᚱᚱ
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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