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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Óldr 3I l. 5

støkkvir — The dispenser

lemma:

støkkvir (noun m.): dispenser, flinger < eldstøkkvir (noun m.)

readings:

[5] ‑støkkvir: ‑stǫkkum Bb

notes:

[5] hafs eldstøkkvir ‘the dispenser of the fire of the sea [(lit. ‘fire-dispenser of the sea’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]’: Ms. eldstøkkum (m. dat. sg.) ‘fire-smooth, -brittle’ fails to provide sásk ‘feared’ with a subject; nor is the adj.’s meaning apparent. Previous eds have accordingly emended to the agent noun eldstøkkvir ‘fire-dispenser’. Eldstøkkum appears as an inferior variant to eldstøkkvir elsewhere in the corpus (Sturl Lv 2/1IV), and confusion of the abbreviations for -um and -ir is not implausible, though rare in Bb.

kennings:

grammar:

case: nom.

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