ÞenkjaOld Norse Dictionary - þenkja
Meaning of Old Norse word "þenkja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t; for the origin of this word see þekkja, which is the true old Norse form; [þenkja is a mod. word from Germ. denken, whence Dan. tænke]:—to think; this word first appears at or shortly before the Reformation; hann kvað sér þenkjast, Skáld H. 7. 5; in the Osvalds S., since in the Bible, in hymns, PasS., Vídal.; skal eg þá þurfa að þenkja, hann þyrmi einum mér, Hallgr.: in Sturl. i. 83 (the Editions) and in Lv. 48 this word is due to a mod. interpolation.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
- Skáld H.
- Skáld Helga-rímur. (A. III.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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