As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
maka Old Norse word can mean:
- ð, [Engl. make; Germ. machen; a root word quite alien from the Northern languages, for of the three references below, two seem to be put into the month of foreigners trying to speak Norse]:—to make; in the phrase, ek ska1 maka honum háðung, I will ‘make shame’ to him, O. H. l. 45 (the persons in the story were prob. foreigners); maki enginn sukk, let none ‘make’ a disturbance, the words of John the Fleming in Bs. i. 801; byrjar oss at maka þessar þjóðir í várri dvöl með nokkurri venju, we ought to put them to some shame, Al. 119.
- 2. to smear, grease, freq. in mod. usage, perh. derived from maka háðung above, or it may be quite a different word.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- O. H. L.
- Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)