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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 14I l. 1

linns — snake

lemma:

linnr (noun m.): snake < morðlinnr (noun m.)

readings:

[1] ‑linns: so 61, 53, 54, Flat, bands Bb(111vb), lindr or linds Bb(91vb)

notes:

[1] -linns ‘-snake’: The ÓT reading is adopted here since it yields a standard sword-kenning (Meissner 154), and although it produces aðalhending in an odd line, such lines are well attested in Rst (see Introduction). The Bb(111vb) reading bands (ms. ‘bandz’) makes no sense in context and may be a corruption of brandr ‘flame, fire’, which also occurs in sword-kennings (Meissner 150).

kennings:

grammar:

case: gen.

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