Old Norwegian Dictionary - hesthöfði

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "hesthöfði" (or hesthǫfði) in Norwegian.

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

hesthöfði (hesthǫfði)
hesthöfði, m. synes Fld. III, 1322 (jvf13118-1325 betyde en Person som paamødrene eller fædrene Side er af Heste-slægt (hrossakyns); foruden paa detteSted forekommer Ordet som Øgenavn: Þórðr h. Ísl. 11 (1913), og som Person-navn Bp. I, 42913 (Sturl. I, 10223).

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, hesthöfði may be more accurately written as hesthǫfði.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚽᛋᛏᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁ
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.

Abbreviations used:

Pagina, side.

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