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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Óldr 2I l. 3

þolli — the fir-tree


þollr (noun m.): fir-tree



[3-4] þolli sverðéls ‘the fir-tree of the sword-storm [BATTLE > WARRIOR = Óláfr]’: The first of several warrior- or ruler-kennings, throughout the poem, referring to Óláfr Tryggvason. In the remaining stanzas, the referent can be assumed to be Óláfr unless otherwise specified. 



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