Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðborg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðborg" (or hǫfuðborg) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðborg (hǫfuðborg)
höfuðborg, f. Hovedstad, den anseligsteStad eller By. Fris. 3 (Yngl. 2);Alex. 975; Bær. 12247; Stj. 758; Barl.1767; Symb. 1121; Post. 47415.

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, höfuðborg may be more accurately written as hǫfuðborg.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛒᚮᚱᚵ
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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