Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfðingjaefni

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfðingjaefni" (or hǫfðingjaefni) in Norwegian.

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

höfðingjaefni (hǫfðingjaefni)
höfðingjaefni, n. Person som er skikketeller udseet til at være höfðingi; S.þótti bezt höfðingjaefni austr þar Nj.116 (17412 jvf 14).

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, höfðingjaefni may be more accurately written as hǫfðingjaefni.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁᚿᚵᛁᛆᚽᚠᚿᛁ
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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