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Runic Dictionary

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HSt Rst 30I l. 7



svipr (noun m.): swinging, violent < svipstund (noun f.)



[7] sjónfagr svipstund eina ‘beautiful ... a single moment’: This, the reading of the ÓT mss, gives good sense and metre. Sjónfagr is lit. ‘appearance-beautiful’. For the use of acc. sg. eina stund ‘in a single moment’ as an adverbial of time, cf. NS §98. The line in Bb(112rb), senn á svipstund einni ‘at once ... in a single moment’, gives good sense and is identical to ÞjóðA Sex 17/3II, but it is less satisfactory since it is not skjálfhent or tvískelft (see Introduction).



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