FrakkaOld Norse Dictionary - frakka
Meaning of Old Norse word "frakka" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
frakka Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. [A. S. franca], a kind of spear; Grimm thinks that the framea of Tacitus is merely a corruption of franca, a suggestion which seems to be almost certain; in northern poems and writers this word only occurs in Rm. 32, whence it was probably taken into Edda (Gl.); on the other hand, we have an Icel. frakki, a, m. a kind of weapon, in the compd hræ-f., a ‘carrion-fluke,’ i. e. the blade of a sword, Gísl. 7 (in a verse); and akkeris-frakki, a, m. an ‘anchor-fluke (?),’ in a verse of 996, FS. 92: again, the frakka of the Rm. was probably borrowed from A. S.
- 2. Frakki, a, m. a proper name, cp. Gullþ.; Frakka-nes, n. a farm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛅᚴᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Rígsmál. (A. II.)
- Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
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