As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [Gael. poca; Du Cange poucha; Fr. poche; North. E. poke; as also pung = pungr, púss; Byzantine Gr. πουγγή, πούγγιον]:—a poke, pouch, bag, Fas. iii. 338; guðvefjar poki, Ld. 188, 202; in old writers of a small bag, in mod. of a big one; ullar-poki, a bag of wool, poka-prestr, m. a bag priest, a poor illiterate priest, a popular Icel. phrase, no doubt originating from the tale of the Master Thief and the Priest in the Poke, as told in the Norse Tales.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- North. E.
- Northern English.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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