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Runic Dictionary

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Þorm Lv 22I l. 7

blakkan — dark


2. blakkr (adj.): black


[7] ‑þiðurr blakkan: ‑þiðurs blakki all others


[7-8] blakkan bjór ‘dark beer [blood]’: Structurally, this is not a complete kenning, since it lacks a determinant referring to a beast of battle (see Meissner 207-8 for complete examples), but semantically a determinant is provided by benþiðurr ‘wound-grouse’ (cf. Note to Lv 10/2).



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