Viki-vakiOld Norse Dictionary - viki-vaki
Meaning of Old Norse word "viki-vaki" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [this word, which hardly occurs in old writers, seems in the 15th century to have been adopted]:—a weekly wake, popular festival meetings and entertainments on Sunday evenings, with song and dance; förum vér til vikivaka | værðir þar og hvíld að taka, Eggert; songs and ballads sung at such weekly wakes were called either vikivaka-kvæði or forn-kvæði, q. v.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚴᛁ-ᚢᛅᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.