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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Mv III 30VII l. 7

líkn — mercy

lemma:

líkn (noun f.; °-ar; gen. -a): grace, mercy

readings:

notes:

[7] lofuð líkn tákna ‘praised mercy of miracles’: This interpretation follows Skj B. Skald takes líkn tákna ‘mercy of miracles’ as a form of address, and flokk þinn as the object of linna ‘end’: Nådiga undren, du prisade, skall jag avsluta nu med digten till dig ‘Merciful miracles, you praised one, I shall now conclude with the poem to you’ (see NN §3370). Wrightson connects tákna with flokk ‘poem of miracles’.

kennings:

grammar:

case: nom.
number: sg.

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