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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Vitn 9VII l. 4

alsæmdr — the very honourable

lemma:

alsæmdr (adj./verb p.p.): [very honourable]

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notes:

[4] alsæmdr (m. nom. sg.) ‘the very honourable’: This adj. could technically also modify arfrinn fríði ‘a fair inheritance’, but it is better applied to the man (lundr auðs ‘the tree of wealth’, ll. 2, 3) as an honorific attributive used in an ironic manner (cf. his less than honourable behaviour described in the second helmingr).

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