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Runic Dictionary

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Hókr Eirfl 5I l. 5

fjarð — of the fjord


fjǫrðr (noun m.): fjord < fjarðmývill (noun m.)fjǫrðr (noun m.): fjord < fjarðmikill (adj.)fjǫrðr (noun m.): fjord < fjarðmýill (noun m.)fjǫrðr (noun m.): fjord < fjarðrefill (noun m.): fjord-tapestry


[5] fjarð‑: fjar‑ 54, Bb


[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.



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