hnakki

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Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse [Term?] hnakki, from Proto-Germanic *hnakkô. Origin of the slang sense is uncertain, but may be derived from the meat sense, in connection with skinka(ham), which is also used in a similar slang sense.

Noun[edit]

hnakki m ‎(genitive singular hnakka, nominative plural hnakkar)

  1. nape of the neck
  2. shoulder (meat behind an animals head, e.g. on a pig or fish)
  3. (slang, pejorative, neologism) a stereotypical grouping of superficial juveniles associated with sport, fitness and tanning, that often bleach their hair and dress fashionably, somewhat similar to a jock
Declension[edit]
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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]

References[edit]

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