Old Swedish Dictionary - barmhärta

Meaning of Old Swedish word "barmhärta" (or barmhærta) in Swedish.

As defined by K.F Söderwall's dictionary of Medieval Swedish:

Orthography: Early Old Swedish used different letters for ä and ö, so barmhärta may have also been written as barmhærta

Part of speech: vb

Grammatical aspect: v.

Alternative forms or notes:
  • -hyärt(h)a. -ar),
  • barmhärta sik , förbarma sig. at. .. ängin aff os barmhärta sich ower therra siäla SD NS 3: 612 (1420) som sik vil ley barmhyäörtha offuir then fatigha MP 5: 59. ib 22.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛒᛆᚱᛘᚼᛅᚱᛏᛆ
Medieval Runes were used in Sweden from 12th to 17th centuries.