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Runic Dictionary

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Ásb Ævkv 5VIII (OStór 8) l. 8

mágar — kinsmen

lemma:

mágr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/-; -ar): brother-, father-, or son-in-law

readings:

[8] mágar: margar 2845, marga 554h βˣ

notes:

[7-8] traustir mágar Miðjungs ‘the trusted kinsmen of Miðjungr <giant> [GIANTS]’: Miðjungr is a giant name (cf. Þjóð Haustl 8/8III), although it can also function as the base-word of kennings for ‘men’ where it appears to designate some unspecific supernatural being (cf. LP: miðjungr). Whatever its reference here, the kenning as a whole appears to allude to an episode in Ormr’s career that is no longer known.

kennings:

grammar:

case: nom.
number: pl.

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