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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 6I l. 6

†fryðr† — ...


(non-lexical) < (non-lexical) (unclassified)


[6] skjald†fryðr†: ‘skiallprydr’ 62, skjótfróðr Flat


[6] skjaldfryðr ‘the shield-... [WARRIOR?]’: A warrior-kenning is indicated by the context. The meaning of the element ‑fryðr is obscure, but it is the reading of most mss; ‘pryðr’ in 61 may result from a misreading of <f> as <p>. Flat has skjótfróðr ‘shooting-wise/swift-wise’ rhyming with rjóða ‘redden’, which may be a scribal emendation, but Skj B and Skald take the lead from Flat in reading skotfróðr, again ‘shooting-wise’, and rjóða. Konráð Gíslason (1895-7) suggests the emendation skjaldbjóðr ‘shield-offerer’.



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