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Runic Dictionary

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Bjbp Jóms 16I l. 2

menn — men

lemma:

maðr (noun m.): man, person < snyrtimaðr (noun m.)

readings:

notes:

[2] snyrtimenn ‘the fine men’: The cpd is unique in skaldic poetry, though cf. snyrtidrengr ‘fine warrior’ in st. 39/2 and elsewhere (LP: snyrtidrengr). Snyrti- ‘fine’ probably refers to splendid appearance; cf. the sword-heiti Snyrtir ‘polisher’ or ‘polished one’ (Þul Sverða 1/7III and Note), and ModNorw. snyrta ‘decorate’.

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