Old Norse Dictionary - öku-þórr

Meaning of Old Norse word "öku-þórr" (or ǫku-þórr) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

öku-þórr (ǫku-þórr)
m., one of the names of Thor, Edda 14, 28, but not found in the poems themselves; the öku- is not to be derived from aka, but is rather of Finnish origin, Ukko being the thunder-god of the Chudic tribes.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öku-þórr may be more accurately written as ǫku-þórr.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚴᚢ-ᚦᚢᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Edda. (C. I.)
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