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Runic Dictionary

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Þjóð Haustl 2III l. 2

ulfr — The wolf


1. ulfr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): wolf


[2] ulfr: so Tˣ(26r), Tˣ(39v), W, U, A, B, C, ‘[…]’ R(25v), ylgr R(38r)


[2] ulfr snótar ‘the wolf of the woman [= Þjazi]’: Understood as an example of a kenning with a specific referent, the giant Þjazi, who abducted the goddess Iðunn. However, a case could be made that ulfr functions as a base-word with the sense ‘thief’, ‘harmer’, ‘abductor’, although the specific referent, Þjazi, remains unchanged.



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