ÖfundarmaðrOld Norwegian Dictionary - öfundarmaðr
Meaning of Old Norwegian word "öfundarmaðr" (or ǫfundarmaðr) in Norwegian.
As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:
- öfundarmaðr (ǫfundarmaðr)
- öfundarmaðr, m. Fiende, Avindsmand; K.var svá vinsæll, at hann átti sér önganöfundarmann innan hirðar Flat. I,32533; var ek jafnan um þat hræddr,at mínir óvinir mætti þar nökkut tilfinna, er mér stœði háski af, þvíat þávar sem nú at eigi skorti öfundarmenn,þá er mér vildu fyrirkoma Fm. IX,2626; Pr. 8329; Sturl. I, 9032.
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, öfundarmaðr may be more accurately written as ǫfundarmaðr.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚯᚠᚢᚿᚦᛆᚱᛘᛆᚦᚱ
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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