OkOld Icelandic Dictionary - ok
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "ok" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
ok Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) and; bæði … ok, both … and (bæði er hann vitr ok framgjarn);
- 2) in comparison, as, and; sami maðr ok áðr, the same man as before; nú fór Svíum allt á eina leið ok Dönum, it went with the Swedes in the same way as with the Danes; þat er mjök sundrleitt (úlíkt) ok kristnir menn gøra, it differs much from what Christians do;
- 3) of an adversative character, and yet, but (hann var særðr mörgum sárum ok engum stórum);
- 4) introducing the apodosis, then = þá; esp. in the old laws; ef sá maðr (etc.) …, ok verðr hann útlagr, then he shall pay;
- 5) used for the relative particle ‘er’; at höllu hann kom ok átti Íms faðir, which belonged to Im’s father; Geirröðr konungr átti þá son, ok hét Agnarr, who was called A.;
- 6) also (hann heyrir ok þat, er gras vex á jörðu).
- n. yoke; domination.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚴ
- et cetera.