Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðkempa

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðkempa" (or hǫfuðkempa) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðkempa (hǫfuðkempa)
höfuðkempa, f. = höfuðhetja; K. varhinn fræknasti maðr ok höfuðkempatil (dvs. til at bruge) vápna sínna Sturl.II, 5530.

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, höfuðkempa may be more accurately written as hǫfuðkempa.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᚴᚽᛘᛕᛆ
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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