Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfðalag

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfðalag" (or hǫfðalag) in Norwegian.

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

höfðalag (hǫfðalag)
höfðalag, n. hvad der lægges, er lagt under et liggende eller hvilende Menneskes Hoved. Bolt. 16527. 16724; Fld. III,54321; Æf. 78 (se under höfðahlutr);gegh tha Viglæik oc lagde sig vthiæina sæingh oc tho thuært ofuer, sagdetha Th. - boondhæn í gardenom tilNiculos, gagh oc læægh thik i hiaWiglæike oc sva giordhe han oc geghtha Th. oc lagdhe eith hofdælaghundher bæggias theira howudh Dn.I, 73816 (Aar 1432).

Part of speech: n

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, höfðalag may be more accurately written as hǫfðalag.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚦᛆᛚᛆᚵ
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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