Old Swedish Dictionary - hovudhlös

Meaning of Old Swedish word "hovudhlös" (or hovudhløs) in Swedish.

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

hovudhlös Old Swedish word can mean:

hovudhlös (hovudhløs)
1) hufvudlös, utan hufvud, beröfvad sitt hufvud. thetta folk war hofwudhlöST mwn oc öghon sat a thäs bryST Al 9445. " fan hans krop hufwdhlösan" ST 344. " her liggir olofernes hofwdhlös ib. "Di 170. - (?) Al 1589.
hovudhlös (hovudhløs)
2) utan höfvidsman el. anförare. howdh löös här wardher ey radh fore GO 527.

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

Part of speech: av

Grammatical aspect: adj.

Alternative forms or notes:
  • howdh löös Al 1589 ; GO 527.
  • huffuodlöss Di 170. hufwdhlös),

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

Works and authors cited:

Konung Alexander. Utg. af G.E. Klemming. 1862.
Sagan om Didrik af Bern. Utg. af G. O. Hyltén-Cavallius. 1850--54.
Själens Tröst. Utg. af G. E. Klemming. 1871--73.
Gamla Ordspråk. Utg. af H. Reuterdahl. 1840.
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