Other Forms FormsOksaahka (south Sami), Uksakka (Anglicized)
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 2/27/2012
Means "door goddess", from Sami uksa "door" and áhkká "wife, woman, mother". In Sami mythology Uksáhkká lived under the door sill and protected the home against all evil. She watched over children during their first year, especially when they learned to walk.