SmekkrOld Norse Dictionary - smekkr
Meaning of Old Norse word "smekkr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [see smakka; from Germ. ge-smack; Dan. smag]:—taste; a mod. word, as also deriv. smekk-laus, tasteless; smekk-ligr, tasteful:—the ancients seem to have had no exact word for Lat. gustus, for even bragð (IV) is not found in old writers; the Germ. has kosten, which answers to Lat. gustare, but the Norse kosta (q. v.) is never used in that sense.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛘᛁᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.