Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðárr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðárr" (or hǫfuðárr) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðárr (hǫfuðárr)
höfuðárr, m. en af de fornemste Tjenere (ærir); sá er mykit lán hefir, vere örrvið náonga sína af myklo láni, at hannmegi verða höfuðárr guðs Hom. 1842;særligen en af de fornemste Engle Homil.8828. 30. 8910. 12. 9023. 9123; Leif. 603. 6112.

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, höfuðárr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðárr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛆᚱᚱ
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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