Old Norwegian Dictionary - vökvi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "vökvi" (or vǫkvi) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

vökvi (vǫkvi)
vökvi, vekvi, m. = vökva; kviðr tekr viðvekva Elucid. 10711; þar var grunnlendiok engi vekvi (&vl vökva) Barl. 1826;fyrir útan vekva (&vl vökva) ok vatnBarl. 11831.

Part of speech: m

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, vökvi may be more accurately written as vǫkvi.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᚯᚴᚠᛁ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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