Old Norse Dictionary - kara

Meaning of Old Norse word "kara" in English.

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

kara Old Norse word can mean:

að, to clean off the kar, as ewes and cows do by licking their young.
II. metaph. to finish off; það er allt ókarrað, ’tis all unlicked into shape, in a rough state; or, það er ekki nema hálf-karað, it is but half finished.

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

Abbreviations used:

metaphorical, metaphorically.

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