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Runic Dictionary

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Herv Lv 18VIII (Heiðr 44) l. 2

mara — horses

lemma:

2. marr (noun m.): horse < gjalfrmarr (noun m.): [sea-horses]

readings:

notes:

[2] gjálfrmara ‘the sea-horses [SHIPS]’: Verelius emended (quite unnecessarily) to ‑manna ‘sea-men, sailors’ (Heiðr 1672, 94). Though this exact cpd gjálfrmara is unique in poetry, similar kennings occurr in Pl 48/8VII (gjalfrhestr ‘sea-stallion’), Bǫlv Hardr 8/3II (gjalfrstóð ‘surge-steed’) and HHund I 30/7 (gjalfrdýr ‘sea-beast’).

kennings:

grammar:

case: gen.
number: pl.

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