Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðátt

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðátt" (or hǫfuðátt) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðátt (hǫfuðátt)
höfuðátt, f. Kardinalhimmelegn, en af deRetninger som føre mod Verdens fireHjørner; strengdi hann þá heit, athann skyldi auka ríki sítt halfu í hverjahöfuðátt eða deyja ella Hkr. 3224 (Yngl.40) jvf Fris. 2532.

Part of speech: f

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛆᛏᛏ
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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