harka

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See also: härkä and Härkä

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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) to toughen

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Mainly used in set phrases.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From harðr ‎(hard) + -ka.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

harka f

  1. hardness
  2. hardiness, toughness

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • harka in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

harka

  1. Alternative spelling of hark'a