NökkverrOld Norse Dictionary - nökkverr
Meaning of Old Norse word "nökkverr" (or nǫkkverr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- nökkverr (nǫkkverr)
- m. a απ. λεγ. in a dub. passage, a nick (= nykr?),—nökkvers nökkvi, the nick’s coble = the stone, the rock (?), lasta lauss er lifnaði á nökkvers nökkva Bragi, when the guileless Bragi was left on the rock, Stor. 3; cp. hann tók dvergana, ok flytr þá á sæ út, ‘ok setr þá í flæðarsker,’ Edda 48.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, nökkverr may be more accurately written as nǫkkverr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᚴᚴᚢᛁᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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