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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 30I l. 3

jarða — lands

lemma:

jǫrð (noun f.; °jarðar, dat. -u; jarðir/jarðar(DN I (1367) 304Š)): ground, earth

readings:

notes:

[3] meingarðr margra jarða ‘the harmful enclosure of many lands [SEA]’: The context and skaldic convention suggest this interpretation (see Meissner 94 for comparable sea-kennings). Sveinbjörn Egilsson (Fms 12, 55) and Konráð Gíslason (1895-7) took the kenning as a reference to Óláfr as fence or protector against harm (perhaps specifically paganism), but this is unlikely.

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