Old Swedish Dictionary - knös

Meaning of Old Swedish word "knös" (or knøs) in Swedish.

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

knös (knøs)
troll, förskräcklig menniska. een ilder knös Iv 257. foor at klawse them onda knöös Al 651.

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • knöös )

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

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Works and authors cited:

Konung Alexander. Utg. af G.E. Klemming. 1862.
Herr Ivan Lejonriddaren. Utg. af J. W. Liffman och G. Stephens. 1849.
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