NökkorOld Norse Dictionary - nökkor
Meaning of Old Norse word "nökkor" (or nǫkkor) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- nökkor (nǫkkor)
- adv., qs. ne-hvar or ne-veit-hvar, somewhere, very freq. in old writers, somewhere, anywhere; to this word belong the references under nekkverr, B. Iv. 3, p. 452; to which add,—hér nökkur, Fb. i. 73; nökkur lands eða lagar, Al. 107. In mod. usage this word has become obsolete and is replaced by einhvers-staðar; the explanation given under nekkverr, B. Iv. 3, must be altered accordingly, and the words ‘somewhat, may be’ struck out.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, nökkor may be more accurately written as nǫkkor.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᚴᚴᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)