Rolf Kraki

[ krah-kee ]

nounScandinavian Legend.
  1. a possibly historical Danish king of the 9th century, the subject of an Old Icelandic saga and in accounts by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus: involved in great battles with his stepfather, Adils of Sweden.

Origin of Rolf Kraki

<Old Norse Hrólfr, equivalent to hró(thr) fame + (ú)lfrwolf, cognate with Old English Hrōthwulf; kraki wretch (applied ironically)

Words Nearby Rolf Kraki Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Rolf Kraki in a sentence

  • For none of the Scandinavian sources attribute any act of injustice or usurpation to Rolf Kraki.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • He fell back upon a parallel between the story of the death of Rolf Kraki and the story of Finnsburg.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers