Old Norse Dictionary - klengi-sök

Meaning of Old Norse word "klengi-sök" (or klengi-sǫk) in English.

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

klengi-sök (klengi-sǫk)
f. a law term, picking up a quarrel; þykkir honum þetta klengisök vera, Ölk. 35; eigi vilju vér at þegnar várir sé taksettir eða stefndir fyrir fépretta sakir eðr nokkura klengisaka, for the sake of cheating or chicane, N. G. L. ii. 482.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Ölkofra-þáttr. (D. II.)
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