Old Swedish Dictionary - hovudhära

Meaning of Old Swedish word "hovudhära" (or hovudhæra) in Swedish.

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

hovudhära (hovudhæra)
huvudets ära. nar hoffwdh äran (gloria capitis) är bortho tho är enkte annath j wanom, them andra limmomen wthan skammen SpV 41.

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • hoffwdh- )

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

Works and authors cited:

Speculum Virginium -- Jungfruspegel -- öfvers. från latinet af Mathias Laurentii. Utg. af R. Geete. 1897--98. SFSS.
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