VökviOld Norse Dictionary - vökvi
Meaning of Old Norse word "vökvi" (or vǫkvi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- vökvi (vǫkvi)
- a, m. = vökva, a moisture, fluid, Barl. 18, 118, H. E. i. 480, Fas. ii. 378, Pr. 474; and so in mod. usage.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vökvi may be more accurately written as vǫkvi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚴᚢᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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