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Runic Dictionary

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Ormr Woman 2III l. 4

mark — the mark

lemma:

mark (noun n.; °-s; *-): sign

readings:

notes:

[4] mark ‘the mark’: In Skj B, Finnur Jónsson takes lagit mark ‘placed the mark’ as meaning that the poet has described the woman in the poem he composes about her (karakterisert hende i det digt ‘described her in that poem’). More specifically, it could be interpreted as hinting that the poem contained an identification of the beloved woman (and if so, presumably via the ofljóst in st. 6/4).

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