OkaOld Norse Dictionary - oka
Meaning of Old Norse word "oka" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
oka Old Norse word can mean:
- að, to ‘yoke,’ subjugate; margar þjóðir okaði hann undir ríki Valdamars konungs, Fms. x. 231; at ek geta þik undir okat hans þjónustu, ii. 122; Guð okaði undir hann alla hans undirmenn, Bs. i. 167; hann mun oka yðr undir þröngvan þrældóm, Stj. 441, Karl. 134.
- 2. to join by a cross-piece; ker mikit ok okat með stórum timbr-stokkum, Hkr. i. 17: undir-oka, to ‘under-yoke,’ subjugate.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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