Old Norwegian Dictionary - vélifjöðr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "vélifjöðr" (or vélifjǫðr) in Norwegian.

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

vélifjöðr (vélifjǫðr)
vélifjöðr, m. Halefjeder; hann þóttist -verða at fugli svá miklum, at nef hanstók austr til landsenda, en vélifjaðrarhans tóku norðr í Finnabú Fm. VIII, 107.

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, vélifjöðr may be more accurately written as vélifjǫðr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᚽᛚᛁᚠᛁᚯᚦᚱ
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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