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Bjbp Jóms 3I l. 2

dorgar — of the fishing-line


dorg (noun f.; °-ar; -ar): trolling-line, fishing-line



[2] dorgar ‘of the fishing-line’: Or more specifically, ‘trolling-line’, a fishing-line that is drawn through water in various ways. — [2, 4] dorgar vangs eldreið ‘the chariot of the fire of the plain of the fishing-line [(lit. ‘fire-chariot of the plain of the fishing-line’) SEA > GOLD > WOMAN]’: Eldreið ‘fire-chariot’ is also found in KormǪ Lv 48/3V (Korm 69), in a structurally similar woman-kenning; see O’Donoghue (1991, 139-40).



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