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Runic Dictionary

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Hókr Eirfl 5I l. 5

mývils — lump

lemma:

-mývill (noun m.): [lump] < fjarðmývill (noun m.)-mývill (noun m.): [lump] < fjármývill (noun m.)

readings:

[5] ‑mývils: so 61, 54, Flat, ‘‑mykils’ FskAˣ, ‑mýils Holm18, ‑refil 310, ‘‑myivls’ Bb

notes:

[5] fjarðmývils ‘of the fjord-lump [SKERRY]’: As the many variants show (see Readings above), this word created problems for the scribes. It is taken here (as in NN §558 and ÍF 29) as a kenning for ‘skerry’, serving as a determinant for trǫð ‘path’ (l. 6), hence á trǫð fjarðmývils ‘onto the path of the fjord-lump [SKERRY > SEA]’. For the form mývill (< Proto-Nordic *mūwilaʀ), see AEW: mýll.

kennings:

grammar:

case: gen.

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