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Runic Dictionary

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Þul Óðins 4III l. 4

Sigfǫðr — Sigfǫðr

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Sigfǫðr (noun m.)

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[4] Sigfǫðr: Lit. ‘father of battle’ or ‘father of victory’. Sig n. means ‘battle’ and sigr m. is ‘victory’, but as the first element in compounds, sig- is used in both meanings (see Note to Sigv Ást 1/4I). Both sig- and -fǫðr are frequently used in Óðinn-names (on ‑fǫðr, see Note to st. 1/4; cf. also Strandberg 2008, 111-12). Other than in the present stanza, the name is recorded in this form only in Grí 48/2 (but cf. Sigfaðir, Óðinn’s name in Vsp 55/2 and Lok 58/6).

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