Old Norwegian Dictionary - kvöðuváttr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "kvöðuváttr" (or kvǫðuváttr) in Norwegian.

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

kvöðuváttr (kvǫðuváttr)
kvöðuváttr, m. Person i hvis Nærværelse en Fordring (kvaða) er fremsat, saa athan kan aflægge Vidnesbyrd derom. Frost. 10, 22. 11 fg. 179; Grg. I, 1139.

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, kvöðuváttr may be more accurately written as kvǫðuváttr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᚠᚯᚦᚢᚠᛆᛏᛏᚱ
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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