harka

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See also: härkä and Härkä

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse harka, harðka, from harðr (hard) ( > Icelandic harður) + -ka.

Noun[edit]

harka f (genitive singular hörku, nominative plural hörkur)

  1. hardness
  2. hardness, austerity, severity
  3. hardiness, toughness

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Verb[edit]

harka (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative harkaði, supine harkað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) toughen

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Mainly used in set phrases.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From harðr (hard) + -ka.

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Noun[edit]

harka f

  1. hardness
  2. hardiness, toughness

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