See also: ikke, ikkje, and ikki

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ekki (uncountable)

  1. The hard timber of the tree Lophira alata.
    • 2020 August 12, Andrew Mourant, “The tide is turning for a Victorian wonder”, in Rail, page 52:
      Refurbishment was carried out during a ten-day blockade. It entailed replacing timber elements with ekki hardwood, and more than 300 metal straps or bolts with stainless steel components.

AnagramsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ekki, from Proto-Germanic *inkô.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ekki m (genitive singular ekka, uncountable)

  1. (archaic) sorrow, sadness

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ekki (singular only)
m1s singular
indefinite definite
nominative ekki ekkin
accusative ekka ekkan
dative ekka ekkanum
genitive ekka ekkans

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse ekki (nothing), from eitt (neuter of einn (one)) + negative suffix -gi, -ki.

AdverbEdit

ekki

  1. not
    Ég er ekki Alda!
    I'm not Alda!
    Ég fer ekki í dag því ég fann ekki vegabréfið mitt.
    I'm not leaving today because I didn't find my passport.
  2. don't
    Ekki fara!
    Don't go!
SynonymsEdit
  • (not): ei (dated), eigi (dated)
Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

ekki

  1. (obsolete except in set phrases) nothing
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse ekki, from Proto-Germanic *inkô.

NounEdit

ekki m (genitive singular ekka, nominative plural ekkar)

  1. sob, sobbing
  2. (archaic) sorrow, sadness
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From eitt (one) +‎ -gi (not), literally "not one". Originally neuter of engi.

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɛkkɪ/

PronounEdit

ekki (dative einugi, genitive einski)

  1. nothing

AdverbEdit

ekki

  1. not

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: ekki
  • Faroese: ikki
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ikkje; (dialctal) ikki, ikkj, itj
  • Old Swedish: ikke
  • Danish: ikke
    • Norwegian Bokmål: ikke

DeterminerEdit

ekki

  1. nominative neuter singular of engi
  2. accusative neuter singular of engi

ReferencesEdit

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