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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Óldr 26I l. 1

hjǫrva — of swords

lemma:

hjǫrr (noun m.): sword

readings:

[1] hjǫrva: hjǫrvi Bb

notes:

[1] hjǫrva ‘of swords’: Ms. hjǫrvi (dat. sg.) is difficult syntactically and almost all previous eds emend to gen. sg. hjǫrva. Kock (NN §1223) avoids emendation and reads hóf lófa sœmði vel hjǫrvi ‘the measure of the hands suited the sword well’, but this is forced.

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