Old Swedish Dictionary - änke

Meaning of Old Swedish word "änke" (or ænke) in Swedish.

As defined by K.F Söderwall's dictionary of Medieval Swedish:

änke (ænke)
enkling. ss tillnamn. " mangno dicto enkia (möjl. att föra till änkia)" SD 2: 138 (1292).

Orthography: Early Old Swedish used different letters for ä and ö, so änke may have also been written as ænke

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • enkte )

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛅᚿᚴᚽ
Medieval Runes were used in Sweden from 12th to 17th centuries.

Works and authors cited:

Svenskt Diplomatarium. Bd 6 s. 265--584. 1916--21. Bd 8 s. 1--272. 1953.
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary

Also available in related dictionaries:

This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages closely related to Old Swedish.