Old Norwegian Dictionary - hershöfðingi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "hershöfðingi" (or hershǫfðingi) in Norwegian.

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

hershöfðingi (hershǫfðingi)
hershöfðingi, m. Hærfører (jvf hertogi).Flat. I, 9018; Stj. 3878; Gýð. 1213.

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, hershöfðingi may be more accurately written as hershǫfðingi.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚽᚱᛋᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁᚿᚵᛁ
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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