AtkvæðiOld Icelandic Dictionary - atkvæði
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "atkvæði" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
atkvæði Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) technical term; skal sœkja sem þjófssök fyrir utan ~, with exception of the technical terms, without calling it theft;
- 2) word, expression;
- 3) sound, pronunciation (~ nafns hvers þeirra);
- 4) decision; var því vikit til atkvæða Marðar, referred to Mard’s decision; S. veitti ~ (ordered, decreed), at hætta skyldi áverkum; af ~ guðanna, by the gods’ decree;
- 5) spell, charm; ~ Finnunnar, the spell of the Finnish witch.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᚴᚢᛅᚦᛁ
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