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Runic Dictionary

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Þul Óðins 4III l. 2

Hag — Hag

lemma:

1. hagr (noun m.; °-s; -ir): situation, condition < Hagvirkr (noun m.)

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notes:

[2] Hagvirkr: Perhaps ‘skilful-doer’. Both mss have ‑yrkr (so also the LaufE mss), but the generally accepted form is -virkr. The name is not attested elsewhere, but cf. hagvirki n. ‘master-work’ and the adj. hagvirkr ‘workman-like’ (CVC: hag-virkr). According to Falk (1924, 15), this Óðinn-heiti might have been formed as an antonym to Bǫlverkr ‘evil-doer’ (st. 7/1).

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