VilkitOld Norse Dictionary - vilkit
Meaning of Old Norse word "vilkit" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. n. [this word is a απ. λεγ., formed from vilgi, by turning the indecl. gi into a regular adjective form, analogous to what has taken place in einginn or öngr from einn-gi, margr or manngr from mann-gi]:—not wished for, dismal; þótt vilkit sé, though it is dismal news, Skv. 1. 26.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛚᚴᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
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