HöfuðsvörðrOld Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðsvörðr
Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðsvörðr" (or hǫfuðsvǫrðr) in Norwegian.
As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:
- höfuðsvörðr (hǫfuðsvǫrðr)
- höfuðsvörðr, m. Hud som bedækker Men- neskets Hoved; standa yfir e-s höfuð-svörðum dvs. have ens Liv i sin Haandsaa at man har det i sin Magt at skilleham derved, dræbe ham, Flat. I, 21530;Alex. 10611. 11614; Anal. 18023 (Pr.5416); Sturl. I, 28012. II, 28634; Þorskf.7024; Krók. 3033; ekki kemr mér atúvörum, þótt Bolli standi yfir höfuð-svörðum Kjartanar, ok hann vinni sérþá ok höfuðbana Laxd. 33 (8620).
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, höfuðsvörðr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðsvǫrðr.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᛋᚠᚯᚱᚦᚱ
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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