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Þul Óðins 4III l. 8

Tvíblindi — Tvíblindi


Tvíblindi (noun m.)



[8] Tvíblindi: Lit. ‘double-blind one’ or ‘one blind in both eyes’ (from the prefix tví- ‘twice, double’ and the adj. blindr ‘blind’), a cpd not attested elsewhere. The name refers to Óðinn as the blind (one-eyed) god who also has the ability to blind others (Falk 1924, 29); cf. also Herblindi and Gestumblindi (sts 5/1, 7/8 and Notes there).



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