LokOld Norse Dictionary - lok
Meaning of Old Norse word "lok" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Ivar Aasen lok; Dan. laag; the word remains in Engl. hem-lock], a kind of fern or weed; in the phrase, ganga sem lok yfir akr, to spread like weeds over a field; menn hans gengu sem lok yfir akra, Orkn. 4; gengu þeir einir yfir allt sem lok yfir akra, Fbr. 24 new Ed.; the mod. sem logi yfir akra is a corruption of the old phrase.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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