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Runic Dictionary

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Gamlkan Has 25VII l. 2

Þrótt — Þróttr

lemma:

2. Þróttr (noun m.): Þróttr < hringþróttr (noun m.)

readings:

notes:

[2] hring-Þrótt ‘ring-Þróttr’: See Note to 11/4. The allusion to a repentant sinner as a ‘ring-god’ may be intended to remind one of the description of the penitent thief as tínir bauga ‘gatherer of rings’ (23/6) and auðbrjótr ‘destroyer of riches’ (24/2), and may tie Gamli’s more general moralisation into the meditation on the Crucifixion scene.

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case: dat.

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