- höfuðmaðr (hǫfuðmaðr)
- höfuðmaðr, m. Person, Mand som staar iSpidsen for noget, har at raade derover (jvf höfuð 5); höfuðmaðr þessa folks(nl. Tyrkja) var Óðinn AR. II, 4467;skipar hann þar höfðingjum ok -setti 12 höfuðmenn í staðinum (nl. íSigtúnum) at dœma landslög SE. I, 286.
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, höfuðmaðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðmaðr.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛘᛆᚦᚱ
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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