See also: loki and löki

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Borrowed from Old Norse Loki, where further etymology is shown.

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Loki

  1. (Norse mythology) The god of mischief and trickery; growing progressively evil, he kills Balder, and is bound until Ragnarok, the end of the world.

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From Old Norse Loki.

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Loki m

  1. (Norse mythology) Loki (Norse god)
  2. a male given name

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In popular folk etymology, often assumed to be a variant of Old Norse logi (flame, blaze) (from Proto-Germanic *lugô (flame, blaze); compare Old Norse leygr (flame, blaze), from Proto-Germanic *laugiz (flame, blaze), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (light; white; to shine)), but this is not linguistically sound. Now seen as from Old Norse lok (lock), equivalent to lok +‎ -i, from Proto-Germanic *luką (lock), from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (to turn, bend), connecting his name to entanglement.

Loki may have originated as an epithet or title ("Entangler"), similar to Freyr("Lord") for Yngvi, as evidenced by the Jötunn Útgarða-Loki featuring the same element. Some suggest his original name was Old Norse *logi (liar, deceiver) (from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to lie, tell a lie), cognate with Old English loga (liar, deceiver)), as he is the god of mischief, or Old Norse logi (fire, blaze) (from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- which relates to how he is speculated to have been worshiped.[1]

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  • (12th Century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈlo.kɪ/

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Loki m (oblique Loka)

  1. Loki (Norse god)

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  • Not to be confused with Logi (Norse Jötunn of Fire).

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  • Icelandic: Loki
  • Faroese: Loki
  • Norwegian: Loke (Lòkje)
  • Swedish: Locke, Loke
  • Danish: Loke
  • English: Loki

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  1. ^ Heide, Eldar (2011) “Loki, the Vätte, and the Ash Lad: A Study Combining Old Scandinavian and Late Material”, in Viking and Medieval Scandinavia[1], volume 7, →DOI, pages 63–106 (65–75, quoting p. 75)

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Learned borrowing from Old Norse Loki.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔ.ki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔki
  • Syllabification: Lo‧ki
  • Homophone: loki

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Loki m pers

  1. (Norse mythology) Loki (the god of mischief and trickery)
    Hypernyms: bóg, bóstwo

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  • Loki in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Loki m

  1. (Norse mythology) Loki