Old Swedish Dictionary - knä

Meaning of Old Swedish word "knä" (or knæ) in Swedish.

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

knä Old Swedish word can mean:

knä (knæ)
knä (knæ)
1) knä. " the. .. lesi (bönerna) hema ij sno herberhe a kneum" SkrtUppb 219. 2) knä, vinkelformit stöd (av trä, ss detaj i takkonstruktion). item ii kara, som gode knän och mwlreflana til, ii höre HLG 2: 138 (1526).

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • kneum SkrtUppb 219. nom, ack. med art. knän HLG 2: 138 (1526). Se Sdw 2: 1259),
  • *knäs högher
  • -höger )

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

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Works and authors cited:

Handlingar rörande Helga Lekamens Gille i Stockholm. II--IV. Erogata 1509--1528. Utg. av I. Collijn. 1923.
Skrifter till uppbyggelse från medeltiden. Utg. af R. Geete. 1904--05. SFSS.
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