Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hfr ErfÓl 9I l. 2

nôrungum — to possessors


nárungr (noun m.; °; -ar): being, possessor < lognárungr (noun m.)nárungr (noun m.; °; -ar): being, possessor < lǫgnárungr (noun m.): law?/sea?-possessor


[2] ‑nôrungum: so Flat, ‘‑tarningum’ 54, ‘‑tręníngum’ Bb


[2] -nôrungum ‘to possessors’: Here, as with Leitt (l. 1), only Flat’s reading makes sense. Nôrungar, a laudatory epithet only attested in the pl., has a variant form seen in gunnœringar Hávh Lv 14/6V (Háv 15), and is usually glossed ‘nourisher’ from nœra ‘to nourish’ (AEW: nárungar; LP: lognôrungar), but these are probably late developments (Meissner 350), and this ancient word seems instead to stem from the root *ner ‘strong, strength’ (Falk 1928a, 319).



case: dat.
number: pl.

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