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HSt Rst 7I l. 1

b*ands — bond


band (noun n.; °-s; *-): band, bond < frónband (noun n.)


[1] ‑b*ands: ‑brands or ‑brandr Bb


[1] frónb*ands ‘of the land-bond [SEA]’: Ms. -brand- ‘fire, sword’ does not make sense, while emendation to -band- ‘bond’ produces a well-attested type of sea-kenning. The final letter is unclear, and eds disagree whether it is <z>, i.e. gen. sg. -s (so Skj A) or <r>, hence nom. sg. (so Konráð Gíslason 1895-7).



case: gen.

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