Dökkva

Old Norse Dictionary - dökkva

Meaning of Old Norse word "dökkva" (or dǫkkva) in English.

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

dökkva (dǫkkva)
ð, to darken; eigi döktusk augu hans, Stj. 348. Deut. xxxiv. 7; þa er dökkvir skilning, 656 C. 33: impers., dökkvir þik, andskoti, art thou in darkness? 623. 31; dag (acc.) dökði, the day darkened, Skálda (in a verse).

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

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
pers.
person.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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