As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hnakkr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. an anchor-stone, similar to the mod. dreki and stjóri (εὐναί in Homer), whence hnakk-band, hnakk-mið.
- II. a man’s saddle, freq. in mod. usage, which distinguishes between a söðull (a side saddle) and hnakkr, but it seems not to be found in old writers, except in hnakkmarr above.
- III. = knakkr, q. v.; stólar fjórir, knakkr, lectari, Pm. 17 (in a church’s inventory).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚾᛅᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Pétrs-máldagi. (J. I.)
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