hnakki

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Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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[[w:is:Hnakki (líffræði)|hnakki (the nape of the neck)]]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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[[w:is:Hnakki (tíska)|hnakki (fashion)]]

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From Old Norse hnakki. Origin of the slang sense is unknown.

Noun[edit]

hnakki m (genitive singular hnakka, nominative plural hnakkar)

  1. nape of the neck
  2. (slang, pejorative, neologism) a stereotypical grouping of superficial juveniles associated with sport, fitness and tanning, that often bleach their hair and dress fashionably- similar to a jock
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See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See hnakkur.

Noun[edit]

hnakki m

  1. indefinite dative singular of hnakkur

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hnakkô. Compare Old English hnecca ( > Modern English neck), Dutch nek, German Nacken.

Noun[edit]

hnakki m

  1. nape of the neck

Descendants[edit]