Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðbenda

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðbenda" (or hǫfuðbenda) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðbenda (hǫfuðbenda)
höfuðbenda, f. 1) Taug, som udspændt fraMastens Top til Fartøiets Side tjenertil at befæste Mastens Stilling, Vant (gfr. hobenc Höf. Leb. II, 29210; Plur.hobans Höf. Leb. II, 29013 jvf 2891).Frost. 7. 43; Byl. 9, 1816; Alex. 6724;Fld. III, 11815; Krók. 3018. 2) Støtte,Rygstød, hvad der tjener en til Betryg-gelse, Hjælp eller Frelse i Nød eller Fare.Fm. IV, 7925; Mork. 23135 (Fm. VII,3624); Fld. III, 12816; Finb. 559.

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, höfuðbenda may be more accurately written as hǫfuðbenda.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛒᚽᚿᚦᛆ
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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