Old Norse Dictionary - vökva

Meaning of Old Norse word "vökva" (or vǫkva) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

vökva Old Norse word can mean:

vökva (vǫkva)
að, to moisten, water; áin Nilus vökvar þat ok frjóvar meðr sinni döggvan, Stj. 77; vökva mun hann fót sinn í viðsmjörvi, 348; gróðrseti ok veykvi, fági ok prýði, 677. 10, freq. in mod. usage; vökva sig, to water oneself, to drink, slake one’s thirst.
vökva (vǫkva)
2. vökva sér blóð, to make blood flow. Fas. iii. 376; see vekja.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vökva may be more accurately written as vǫkva.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚴᚢᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Abbreviations used:

frequent, frequently.

Works & Authors cited:

Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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