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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 10I l. 1

þremja — of swords


þremjar (noun f.): parts of a sword?


[1] þremja: ‘þrennía’ Bb


[1] þremja ‘of swords’: Gen. of þremjar f. pl., which may mean ‘cutters’ (see Þul Sverða 11/1III and Note). The word is used in poetry as the determinant of sword-kennings (cf. st. 21/4), where it appears to refer to part of a sword, but also in battle- and warrior-kennings, where it seems to be a pars pro toto expression for ‘sword’; see LP: þremjar .



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