leikr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laikaz, from *laiko- (play), compare *laikaną. Cognates include Old English lac (play, sport), Old High German leih (song, melody, music) and Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌺𐍃 (laiks, dance).

Noun[edit]

leikr m

  1. game
  2. sport
  3. contest

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: leg c
  • Faroese: leikur m
  • Icelandic: leikur m
  • Westrobothnian: leeik n or f
  • Norwegian (bokmål): lek
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): leik
  • Swedish: lek c
  • Finnish: leikki

References[edit]

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