Old Norse edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *laka-, related to *lak(k)ōn- (to blame, reproach), from Proto-Indo-European *lok-néh₂-. Cognate with English lack.

Adjective edit


  1. lacking in quality
  2. deficient

Declension edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Icelandic: lakur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: låk
  • Norwegian Bokmål: låk
  • Old Swedish: *ælaker (always lacking)

References edit

  • lakr”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “lak(k)on-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 325