Old Icelandic Dictionary - kapp

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "kapp" in English.

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

n. contest, zeal, eagerness, ardour; deila kappi við e-n, brjóta kapp (halda til kapps) við e-n, to contend, contest, with one; með kappi, with ardour; meirr af kappi en forsjá, with more obstinacy than prudence; berjast af miklu kappi, with great ardour; renna í köpp við e-n, to run a race with.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᛒᛒ

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