EkkiOld Norse Dictionary - ekki
Meaning of Old Norse word "ekki" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [akin to öngr, Lat. angustus], as a medic, term, a convulsive sobbing, caused by the repression of tears, Fél. ix. 208, Hkv. 2. 43, Skv. 1. 20, Gísl. 64 (in a verse), Rafns S. (in a verse), Am. 44, Hkr. iii. (in a verse of Sighvat), Stor. 2, where we ought to read, því at ekki stendr höfugligr í (not ‘ór’) hyggju stað, because a heavy sobbing oppresses, stifles my breast; angrs ok ekka, Stj. 428, (freq.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-mál. (A. II.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Sona-torrek. (A. III.)