Old Norwegian Dictionary - skapshöfn

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "skapshöfn" (or skapshǫfn) in Norwegian.

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

skapshöfn (skapshǫfn)
skapshöfn, f. Sindsbeskaffenhed, = skap-höfn; þá nenti Þ. eigi at hafa Erlendsuðr þar lengr fyrir skapshafnar sakirSturl. I, 15811; Þ. hélt hinum sömumskapshöfnum Eb. 19 (315).

Part of speech: f

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, skapshöfn may be more accurately written as skapshǫfn.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛋᚴᛆᛕᛋᚼᚯᚠᚿ
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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