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Runic Dictionary

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Eyv Lv 2I l. 6

leið — path

lemma:

leið (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir/-ar): path, way < rymleið (noun f.)

readings:

[6] ‑leið: seið F, skeiðs FskBˣ, stóð Þb106ˣ, Þb112ˣ

notes:

[5-6, 8] Haraldr rekr breiðan flota sunnan á rymleið Rakna ‘Haraldr drives his broad fleet from the south on the roaring path of Rakni <sea-king> [SEA]’: The Ldn text deviates considerably here, and can be construed in context as follows (ÍF 1): Haraldr konungr rekr rástóð sunnan at slóðar Rakna ‘King Haraldr drives his yard-arm-stud [FLEET] from the south towards the tracks of Rakni [SEA]’. Konráð Gíslason (1892, 68-9) sees this as a case of re-working of the text, with rástóð ‘yard-arm-stud [FLEET]’, which fits well with the verb reka ‘drive’, representing a refinement upon Eyvindr’s original during subsequent transmission. But the possibility cannot be excluded that Ldn here represents a sound early tradition.

kennings:

grammar:

case: acc.

Feminine: -ir in pl.

sing.N
A
G
D
leið
leið
leiðar
leið
unnr
unn
unnar
unn
brúðr
brúði
brúðar
brúð
pl.N
A
G
D
leiðir
leiðir
leiða
leiðum
unnir
unnir
unna
unnum
brúðir
brúðir
brúða
brúðum
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