Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðsteypa

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðsteypa" (or hǫfuðsteypa) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðsteypa (hǫfuðsteypa)
höfuðsteypa. f. Bevægelse hvorved nogenstyrter fremover og falder med Hovedetmod Jorden; fellr hún ok eptir þatferr hún höfuðsteypu Fld. I, 2721.

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, höfuðsteypa may be more accurately written as hǫfuðsteypa.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛋᛏᚽᛦᛕᛆ
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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