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Hundk Lv 1VIII (HjǪ 29) l. 6

orm — snake


ormr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): serpent < ormfránn (adj.)


[6] ormfrán: örn framar papp6ˣ, orm framm ÍBR5ˣ


[6] ormfrán ‘snake-flashing’: An epithet invariably collocated with augu ‘eyes’, as here, and often applied to the terrifying glances of powerful rulers (cf. Marold 1998a); in Sigv ErfÓl 13/8I, for example, it is applied to the terror-inspiring eyes of King Óláfr Haraldsson. 



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