Ekkju-sonr

Old Norse Dictionary - ekkju-sonr

Meaning of Old Norse word "ekkju-sonr" in English.

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

ekkju-sonr
m. a widow’s son, 656 A. ii. In Edda 108 there is a distinction between hæll, a widow whose husband is slain, and ekkja, the widow of one who died a natural death; hæll is merely a poët. word and obsolete, but ekkja is in full use. In old poetry ekkja is used = a lass, girl, cp. Lapp. akka = Lat. mulier; cp. also Lex. poët.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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