- höfuðþváttr (hǫfuðþváttr)
- höfuðþváttr, m. Hovedets Tvætten eller Renselse ved Vask (jvf þvá höfuð e-sSturl. II, 9811; Heið. 21 (23317 fg)).Vígl. 8129. 821. 6.
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, höfuðþváttr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðþváttr.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᚦᚠᛆᛏᛏᚱ
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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