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Runic Dictionary

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Eyv Lv 7I l. 8

gullu — resounded

lemma:

gjalla (verb): to scream, shriek; to repay, return, pay for

readings:

[8] gullu: gulli Bb

notes:

[8] gullu ‘resounded’: The pl. verb form confirms that svell ‘icicles’, and hence the sword-kenning, is pl. Konráð Gíslason (1892, 70) explains this pl. as implying that Haraldr’s habitual behaviour in battle is being described, rather than his conduct in any specific battle; or perhaps it was considered a distinction for a leader to use (and break?) a series of swords.

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