As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
rakkr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. [Dan. rank = slender, of stature], prop. straight, slender; sé ek at þú heldr nokkut rakkara halanum en fyrir stundu, Ölk 36; rökk brúðr, slender, Orkn. (in a verse); rökk drós, Bs. ii. (in a verse).
- 2. metaph. upright, courageous, bold; but hardly used except in poetry, vera rakkr at húsum (better rækinn, v. l.), Sks. 92 new Ed.; rakkr þengill, Sighvat: freq. in poët. compds, fólk-r., dáð-r., Lex. Poeuml;t.: and used in prose in hug-rakkr, bold, hence is derived rekkr, q. v.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛅᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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