Auka

Old Icelandic Dictionary - auka

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "auka" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

auka Old Icelandic word can mean:

auka
I)
auka
(eyk, jók, jókum, aukinn), v.
auka
1) to augment, increase (~ virðing e-s; ~ ætt sína; ~ vandræði);
auka
to prolong (~ þing);
auka
~nda ferr am e-t, something goes on increasing;
auka
eigi er þat aukit (it is no exaggeration) þó at hann sé sagðr ríkastr maðr á Íslandi;
auka
orðum aukit, exaggerated;
auka
aukin (more than) þrjú hundruð manna;
auka
2) to add, with dat. (jók ek því es mér varð síðar kunnara);
auka
~ synd á synd ofan, to heap sin upon sin;
auka
~ e-u við, to add;
auka
~st orðum við, to come to words, to converse;
auka
with acc., ~ ný vandræði (= nýjum vandræðum) á hin fornu, to add new difficulties to old ones;
auka
impers., jók stórum hans harm, his grief increased greatly;
auka
3) to surpass, exceed;
auka
þat er eykr sex aura, þá á konungr hálft þat er eykr, if it exceeds six ounces, the king takes half the excess.
auka
II)
auka
(að), v. (a Norse form) = the preceding.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᚴᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-s
einhvers.
e-t
eitthvat.
dat.
dative.
e-u
einhverju.
acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
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