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Runic Dictionary

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Þjóð Haustl 2III l. 2

snótar — of the woman

lemma:

snót (noun f.; °; -ir): woman

readings:

[2] snótar: so all others, ‘sn[…]’ R(25v)

notes:

[2] ulfr snótar ‘the wolf of the woman [= Þjazi]’: Understood as an example of a kenning with a specific referent, the giant Þjazi, who abducted the goddess Iðunn. However, a case could be made that ulfr functions as a base-word with the sense ‘thief’, ‘harmer’, ‘abductor’, although the specific referent, Þjazi, remains unchanged.

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