Ekki

Old Norse Dictionary - ekki

Meaning of Old Norse word "ekki" in English.

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

ekki
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

Abbreviations used:

freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Skv.
Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Stor.
Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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