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Note to Balti Sigdr 3II

[3] tognings ‘of the sword’: Hap. leg. See Falk 1914, 62. The word means ‘that which is drawn, pulled’ and is related etymologically to toginn ‘pulled’, p. p. of a strong verb (Gmc *teuhan ‘pull’; see AEW: tog) no longer extant in ON.


  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  3. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.


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