Old Norse Dictionary - hnökra

Meaning of Old Norse word "hnökra" (or hnǫkra) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

hnökra (hnǫkra)
að, to touch or graze the bottom, in the phrase, það hnökrar, of a boat in shallow water, or of a horse crossing a stream.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hnökra may be more accurately written as hnǫkra.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚾᚢᚴᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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