KvikaOld Icelandic Dictionary - kvika
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "kvika" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
kvika Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) the quick (under the nail or under a horse’s hoof);
- 2) running fluid; yeast;
- 3) ~ í nösum, polypus in the nostrils (?).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚴᛅ
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