As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
herkja Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. t, to do with the utmost difficulty; herkja þeir þá í annat sinn norðr fyrir Langanes, Bs. i. 483.
- 2. u, f. [harki], dearth (?), a nickname, Landn.: the name of a giantess, Edda (Gl.): in the phrase, með herkjum or með herkjumunum, with the utmost difficulty.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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