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Runic Dictionary

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Kálf Kátr 18VII l. 8

hnyssings — of the whale’s

lemma:

hnyssingr (noun m.): [whale]

readings:

notes:

[8] hnyssings (m. gen. sg.) ‘whale, fish’: LP explains hnyssingr as ‘a kind of fish (whale?)’, rejecting Sperber’s suggestion that it is a derivative of hnoss ‘treasure’ and that hnyssings teigr ‘land of treasure’ = ‘hand’. In Sperber’s view, hnyssings teigs elda ‘hand of fire’ is a kenning for ‘gold’.

kennings:

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