And-vaka

Old Norse Dictionary - and-vaka

Meaning of Old Norse word "and-vaka" in English.

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

and-vaka Old Norse word can mean:

and-vaka
u, f. sleeplessness, ἀγρυπνία, caused by care or grief, Fms. i. 82; mostly used in pl.
and-vaka
β. medic. agrypnia,l. ix. 189, Bs. i. 251.
and-vaka
γ. wakefulness, Hom. 108. In the Máfhlíð. vísur, Eb. ch. 19, andvaka unda = a sword, the ‘awakener’ of wounds; (cp. vekja blóð.)

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
pl.
plural.
medic.
medicine, medically.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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