Á-kenning

Old Norse Dictionary - á-kenning

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-kenning" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-kenning Old Norse word can mean:

á-kenning
f.
á-kenning
1. in the phrase, hafa á. e-s or af e-u, to have a smack of a thing, to savour of, Bs. i. 134.
á-kenning
2. a slight reprimand, (kenna á., to feel sore); göra e-m á., to administer a slight reprimand, Sturl. i. 70, Bs. i. 341, in the last passage it is used as masc.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
masc.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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