PurkaOld Norse Dictionary - purka
Meaning of Old Norse word "purka" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [Ivar Aasen purka; Lat. porcus], a sow; in svefn-purka, a sleepy sow, a term of abuse: a local name, Purk-ey, in western Icel., but called Svíney in the Eb.; as also a deed of 1533 A. D. (bænhús í Svíney, í Hrafsey, og Langey, etc.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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