As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kvikva Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f., mod. kvika, [Engl. quick; Swed. quicka], the quick, the flesh under the nails, and in animals under the hoofs; á hendi heitir … kvikva, Edda 110, freq. in mod. usage; skera nögl upp í kviku, to cut the nail to the quick; járna hest upp í kviku, to shoe a horse to the quick.
- II. fermentation, swelling, of a fluid: also yeast, see kveykja and kvika. kviku-dropi, a, m. drops of k., Edda 4.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚴᚢᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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