As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
minnkan Old Norse word can mean:
- f. a decrease, minishing, Fas. iii. 266, Bs. ii. 164: gramm., Skálda 167, 188.
- 2. metaph. shame, discredit, freq. in mod. usage; þér er minnkan að því, ’tis discreditable to thee. minnkunar-laust, n. adj. without disgrace.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚾᚾᚴᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
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