- höfðatal (hǫfðatal)
- höfðatal, n. Antal af Hoveder (jvf höfuð 3);líta á múga sínn ok höfðatal Kgs. 7714;allr þessi múgr ógnar með öngu öðruen höfðatali Alex. 752; ef maðr dreprfærri geitr, svín eða sauði höfðatals(dvs. i Tallet) en 4, þá bœti - Landsl. 7, 377.
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, höfðatal may be more accurately written as hǫfðatal.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚦᛆᛏᛆᛚ
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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