Old Norwegian Dictionary - kárhöfði

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "kárhöfði" (or kárhǫfði) in Norwegian.

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

kárhöfði (kárhǫfði)
kárhöfði, m. = kárhöfðaðr maðr; forek.som Øgenavn; Guðmundr k. Sturl. I,892; som Personnavn: Kárhöfði þrællmínn Brandkr. 628.

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, kárhöfði may be more accurately written as kárhǫfði.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᛆᚱᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁ
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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