As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [hykjel, Ivar Aasen], a ‘hough,’ or hind-leg, of a hide; flá af heming fyrir ofan hækilinn, N. G. L. i. 209: freq. in mod. usage, but only of a skin: a nickname, Fms. ix.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚴᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)