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Runic Dictionary

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Anon (SnE) 9III l. 7

hvél — of the wheel

lemma:

hvél (noun n.; °; -): wheel < hvélsvelgr (noun m.)

readings:

[7] hvél‑: hleif‑ C

notes:

[7] himins hvélsvelg ‘swallower of the wheel of the sky [(lit. ‘wheel-swallower of the sky’) SUN > TROLL]’: Another inverted kenning referring to a troll (possibly in the shape of a wolf; cf. SnE 2005, 49) as the swallower of the sun at Ragnarǫk.

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