Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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).

NounEdit

leikr m

  1. game
  2. sport
  3. contest
Usage notesEdit

This word is often used as a suffix, making nouns out of adjectives.

DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit


Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: leikur m
  • Faroese: leikur m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: leik m
  • Norwegian Bokmål: lek m
  • Swedish: lek c
  • Danish: leg c
  • Finnish: leikki

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin laicus (lay).

AdjectiveEdit

leikr

  1. lay
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: lek
  • Norwegian Bokmål: lek
  • Danish: læg

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

leikr

  1. second/third-person singular present indicative active of leika

ReferencesEdit

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