Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðstyrkr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðstyrkr" (or hǫfuðstyrkr) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðstyrkr (hǫfuðstyrkr)
höfuðstyrkr, m. vigtigste, væsentligste Styrkeeller Støtte for ens Magt; þar er allrhöfuðstyrkr konungs, sem hirð hans erHirðskrá 274.

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, höfuðstyrkr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðstyrkr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛋᛏᛦᚱᚴᚱ
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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