Old Norwegian Dictionary - knapphöfði

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "knapphöfði" (or knapphǫfði) in Norwegian.

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

knapphöfði (knapphǫfði)
knapphöfði, m. kaldtes et staup mikitsem mannshöfuð (jvf kamphöfði). Fm. VI, 18327. Efter Pfeiffers Germania IV, 13132 kaldtes i Tyskland Bægeretofte "Herr Kopf".

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, knapphöfði may be more accurately written as knapphǫfði.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᚿᛆᛕᛕᚼᚯᚠᚦᛁ
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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