Old Norwegian Dictionary - höggormr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "höggormr" (or hǫggormr) in Norwegian.

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

höggormr (hǫggormr)
höggormr, m. Hugorm, Orm eller Slangesom skader, dræber ved sit giftige Bid (= eitrormr Stj. 354. 3734; jvf höggvaom ormr SE. I, 2283. 36424; Fld. II,322 fg). Stj. 281. 3431(37). 375; Homil.1589; þessi er ein fjándans freistni,þess ens sama höggorms, er alla tímavar gagnstaðligr mönnunum Mar. 42233.

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, höggormr may be more accurately written as hǫggormr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚯᚵᚵᚮᚱᛘᚱ
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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