KnýjaOld Icelandic Dictionary - knýja
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "knýja" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
knýja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (kný, knýða or knúða, knúinn), v.
- 1) to knock; hann knúði hurðina, he knocked at the door;
- 2) to press, drive onward (þeir knúðu fast árar með stórum bakföllum); to push, urge on (hann gat varla fylgt henni, svá knúði hón fast reiðina);
- 3) refl. to struggle on, press on; því harðara er Þórr knúðist at fanginu, því fastara stóð hón, the more Thor exerted himself, the firmer she stood.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚾᚢᛁᛅ
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