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Runic Dictionary

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Sigv ErfÓl 23I l. 2

ýs — yew-bow

lemma:

ýr (noun m.): yew, yew-bow, bow

readings:

[2] ýs: ‘yfs’ 325VI, ‘yss’ Flat

notes:

[2] tívar ýs ‘gods of the yew-bow [WARRIORS]’: On bows, see Note to st. 10/5-6, above. Finnur Jónsson (Hkr 1893-1901, IV) notes that the internal rhyme of ý- and tív-, though not perfect, is possible (see also Kuhn 1983, 78; Gade 1995a, 5-6).

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