HjúkaOld Norse Dictionary - hjúka
Meaning of Old Norse word "hjúka" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mod. hjúkra, að, in the phrase, h. at e-m, to nurse, cherish (a baby, a sick person), 623. 36, Fms. ii. 59, Pass. 44. 6, where it rhymes with sjúka; lífinu hjúkrar hönd, 47. 6: reflex., hón hjúkaðisk lítt við þessa fæðu er til var, Fs. 174.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚢᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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