VankaOld Norse Dictionary - vanka
Meaning of Old Norse word "vanka" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vanka Old Norse word can mean:
- að, (qs. vakka or vafka?), to rove, stroll about as if disturbed in mind: part. vankaðr, of a sheep with the turning disease; also in scorn of a person, þú ert vankaðr.
- II. [A. S. wincian; Engl. wink], to wink; kómu þar inn menn ok vönkuðu til Sveins konungs, FmS. xi. 366, v. l.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚾᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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