GaukrOld Norse Dictionary - gaukr
Meaning of Old Norse word "gaukr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gaukr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [A. S. geâc; Scot. gowk], a cuckoo, Edda 79, GS. 7; hrossa-g., the horse cuckoo, a name given to the green sand-piper, because of its neighing cry.
- COMPDS: gaukmánuðr, gaukmessa, gaukþjór.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)
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