Old Norwegian Dictionary - höfuðverkr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höfuðverkr" (or hǫfuðverkr) in Norwegian.

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

höfuðverkr (hǫfuðverkr)
höfuðverkr, m. Smerter i Hovedet. Bp.I, 1799. 18335. 2539; gerða ek at höfuð-verk konungs, sagde Vigvarðr, da hanhavde dræbt ham med et Øxehug i Ho- vedet, Mag.* 4514 jvf 23.

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, höfuðverkr may be more accurately written as hǫfuðverkr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚠᚢᚦᚠᚽᚱᚴᚱ
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.

Abbreviations used:

Pagina, side.

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