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dul — secret


1. dul (noun f.; °-ar; -ar): delusion



[1] kveðkat dul ‘I call it no secret’: Lit. ‘I do not call it a secret’. The poet uses several phrases that refer to people’s knowledge of events described in the poem (sts 6, 8, 15, 16, 20, 22). ON dul f. means ‘concealment, (self-)delusion, conceit’, and hence kveðkat dul could alternatively mean ‘it really is true’ (Lie 1957, 68).



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