Ekla

Old Norse Dictionary - ekla

Meaning of Old Norse word "ekla" in English.

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

ekla Old Norse word can mean:

ekla
1. u, f. dearth, want, Sks. 218, v. l.; Vell-ekla, Dearth of Gold, the name of a poem, Hkr.; suml-e., scarcity of drink, Eg. (in a verse): the word is rare in old writers, but still in use in Icel., e. g. hey-e., scarcity of hay; matar-e., dearth of meat; vinnu-fólks-e., scarcity of servants.
ekla
2. adv. scarcely; þeir Helgi tóku e. til matar um kveldit, konungr spurði hvárt þeir væri sjúkir, Fms. v. 317 (απ. λεγ.)

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

Abbreviations used:

e. g.
exempli gratia.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.
adv.
adverb.
απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
s. v.
sub voce.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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