Old Norwegian Dictionary - svefnhöfugr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "svefnhöfugr" (or svefnhǫfugr) in Norwegian.

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

svefnhöfugr (svefnhǫfugr)
svefnhöfugr, adj. søvnig; hón tók til orða:er þér svefnhöfugt? hann kvazt vakaLaxd. 31 (7832); gerði honum svefn-höfugt ok lagðist hann til svefns Fris.1021 (Yngl. 13); jvf Nj. 152 (2642).

Part of speech: adj

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛋᚠᚽᚠᚿᚼᚯᚠᚢᚵᚱ
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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