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
- i. e.
- id est.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)