Old Norwegian Dictionary - híðbjörn

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "híðbjörn" (or híðbjǫrn) in Norwegian.

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

híðbjörn (híðbjǫrn)
híðbjörn, m. Landbjørn, = grábjörn, skóg-arbjörn, urðbjörn, viðbjörn. Vígagl. 3 &vl; Grett. 4930; Fld. I, 5025; Clar. 1122.

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, híðbjörn may be more accurately written as híðbjǫrn.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᛁᚦᛒᛁᚯᚱᚿ
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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