Old Swedish Dictionary - driftehäster

Meaning of Old Swedish word "driftehäster" (or driftehæster) in Swedish.

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

driftehäster (driftehæster)
kringstryckande vilsekommen häst. wi haffue oc scrifuet epter wor fogate jogan person wilien de (för wiliende) ransake om the drefftehestar som lj schriffue HSH 13: 103 (1524, Brask.)

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • dreffte- HSH 13: 103 (1524, Brask) ),

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

Works and authors cited:

Handlingar rörande Skandinaviens historia. 1816 ff.
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