An-könn

Old Norse Dictionary - an-könn

Meaning of Old Norse word "an-könn" (or an-kǫnn) in English.

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

an-könn (an-kǫnn)
f. [and-kenna], a flaw, fault, = anmarki, only as gen. pl. in the COMPDS ankanna-fullr, adj. full of faults, Sks. 76 new Ed., v. l. ankanna-laust, n. adj. a law term, uncontested, used of an inheritance or possession where there is no legal claimant; skal hann eignast a. allt Noregs konungs veldi, he s hall hold as his own all the power of Norway’s king without a rival, Fagrsk. 97; Magnús konungr hafði þá ríki einnsaman ok a., i. e. there were no pretenders, Fms. x. 413.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, an-könn may be more accurately written as an-kǫnn.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Fagrsk.
Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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