VirkrOld Norse Dictionary - virkr
Meaning of Old Norse word "virkr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
virkr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. working; in compds, stór-virkr, mikil-v., harð-v., góð-v., etc.; virkr dagr, a work-day, week-day, K. Á. 176, Rb. 78.
- 2. careful, painstaking; virkr at e-u, working at, busy at, fond of; hann var virkr at hestinum, Fs. 55; virkr at henni ok kærr, Sks. 131.
- 3. valued, dear; kærr var hann ok virkr konunginum, dear was he and valued by the king, O. H. L. 76; þeir menn vóru þeim goðum virkastir er mestar údáðir görðu, to those gods the men were dearest who did most evil, Hb. (1865) 23.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚱᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
- O. H. L.
- Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
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