Old Swedish Dictionary - hovudhgäld

Meaning of Old Swedish word "hovudhgäld" (or hovudhgæld) in Swedish.

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

hovudhgäld (hovudhgæld)
yrsel. " swa faar menniskain hoffwdgäldh oc hoffwdverk oc himan" LB 7: 77. dugher thz fore howdh giäld ib 4: 315. ib 2: 51. Jfr hovuds gäld.

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • howdh giäld. hoffuid geldh LB 2: 51 ),

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

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Works and authors cited:

Läke- och Örte-Böcker. Utg. af G. E. Klemming 1--10. 1883--86.
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