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Runic Dictionary

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Anon (SnE) 9III l. 1

kalla — They call

lemma:

kalla (verb): call

readings:

notes:

[1] kalla mik troll ‘they call me troll’: There are two possible interpretations of this line, just as there are of the first line of Bragi’s response: ‘they call me troll …’, as here, where troll is the first of a series of object complements, and troll kalla mik ‘trolls call me …’. Kock (NN §1095A) expresses a strong preference for the first option, on the ground that poets, not trolls, were creators of kennings, while Skj B takes up the second interpretation.

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grammar:

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