Old Swedish Dictionary - handlöfte

Meaning of Old Swedish word "handlöfte" (or handløfte) in Swedish.

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

handlöfte (handløfte)
med handslag gifvet löfte. at klappe nogen man handlyffte (träda i någons tjenst?) BSH 4: 181 (1494).

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

Alternative forms or notes:
  • handlyffte )

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

Works and authors cited:

Bagarnes Skrå. I Småstycken på Forn Svenska.
Bidrag till Skandinaviens historia ur utländska arkiver samlade och utgifna af C. G. Styffe. Del. 1--5. 1859--84.
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