IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bákn, a borrowing from Old Frisian bāken, from Proto-Germanic *baukną. Cognate with English beacon, Dutch baken.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bákn n (genitive singular bákns, nominative plural bákn)

  1. (archaic) beacon, signal
  2. huge thing, colossus
  3. cumbersome system, red tape, bureaucracy

DeclensionEdit