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Runic Dictionary

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Bjbp Jóms 8I l. 8

syni — son

lemma:

sonr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. syni; synir, acc. sonu, syni): son

readings:

notes:

[8] syni Áka ‘son of Áki [= Vagn]’: Áki is described as ruler of Fjón (Fyn) and son of Pálna-Tóki, leader of the Jómsvíkingar (e.g. Jóms 1879, 31). Vagn is prodigiously strong, bold and violent from a very early age (ibid. 31-2, 40). The skald emphasises his peerlessness by delaying his identification to l. 8 and then using a kenning.

kennings:

grammar:

case: dat.

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