Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðbani

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðbani" (or hǫfuðbani) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðbani (hǫfuðbani)
höfuðbani, m. Aarsag til ens Død, = höfuðs-bani; þetta er þínn höfuðbani Flóam.18 (13826); jvf Laxd. 33 (8620) se under höfuðsvörðr.

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, höfuðbani may be more accurately written as hǫfuðbani.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛒᛆᚿᛁ
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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