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hnakki

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Icelandic

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hnakki. Origin of the slang sense is unknown.

Noun

hnakki m.

  1. nape of the neck
  2. (slang) one of a stereotypical grouping of people (esp. teenagers and young adults) who are (puportedly) into sports, fitness, tanning, etc., dress lightly and often have their hair colored blonde; a jock; compare with pönkari (‘punk’), gothari (goþþari, gottari ‘goth’), nördi (‘nerd, geek’), ímó (‘emo’, adjective)
Declension
m-w1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hnakki hnakkinn hnakkar hnakkarnir
Accusative hnakka hnakkann hnakka hnakkana
Dative hnakka hnakkanum hnökkum hnökkunum
Genitive hnakka hnakkans hnakka hnakkanna

Etymology 2

See hnakkur.

Noun

hnakki

  1. Dative singular of hnakkur.

Old Norse

Etymology

From Common Germanic. Compare Old English hnecca ( > Modern English neck), Dutch nek, German Nacken.

Noun

hnakki m.

  1. nape of the neck

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