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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 31I l. 1

Ǫr — The arrow

lemma:

ǫr (noun f.; °dat. -/-u; ǫrvar/ǫrar): arrow < ǫrrjóðr (noun m.)

readings:

[1] Ǫr‑: so all others, Ót‑ Bb(112rb)

notes:

[1] ǫrrjóðr ‘the arrow-reddener [WARRIOR = Óláfr]’: The ÓT reading, also preferred by Kock (Skald; NN §3122). Finnur Jónsson in Skj B prefers ‘Ót riodr’ from Bb(112rb) and emends to ótrauðr ‘not reluctant’, hence Ótrauðr allra dáða vann bjartar dýrðar jartegnir í et fimta sinn; magnak dimt dvergregn ‘[He who was] not reluctant for all deeds performed bright miracles of honour on a fifth occasion. I compose the dark dwarf-rain [POETRY]’. 

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