Old Swedish Dictionary - hälghedomber

Meaning of Old Swedish word "hälghedomber" (or hælghedomber) in Swedish.

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

hälghedomber (hælghedomber)
vanl. pl. heligt ting, heligt föremål, relik. "tha sadhe her twre thät han ville ekke swerie ath thät war laglika giort ok thär medh ladhe iak helghodomana fraa mik ok ville ey anama then edh" ArfSTv 46 (1461). " tha giorde jenis swerdskipare huSTrv eedh pa helgedomane, ath hon ecke kallade joan. .. tiwff" STb 1: 16 (1475).

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • *hälghodoma hus
  • helgha- )
  • hälghodoma kar (helgha-. helga-. helge-. heij- ATb 3: 114 (1501) ),
  • *hälghedoms kar
  • helghadomps- )

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

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Works and authors cited:

Själens Tröst. Utg. af G. E. Klemming. 1871--73.
Arfstvisten emellan Erik Eriksson (Gyllenstjerna) och Ture Turesson (Bjelke) 1451--1480. Utg. af K. H. Karlsson. 1908. SFSS.
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