As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- tök-vísi (tǫk-vísi)
- f. rapacity: tök-víss, adj. rapacious, Hom. 19, MS. 645. 83.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, tök-vísi may be more accurately written as tǫk-vísi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚴ-ᚢᛁᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.