sigrún

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sigr (victory) +‎ rún (rune).

Noun[edit]

sigrún f (genitive sigrúnar, plural sigrúnar or sigrúnir)

  1. victory rune; a rune thought to have been imbued with a magical power to grant victory
    • Sigrdrífumál stanza 6:
      Sigrúnar þú skalt kunna,
      ef þú vilt sigr hafa,
      ok rísta á hialti hiǫrs,
      sumar á véttrimum,
      sumar á valbǫstum,
      ok nefna tysvar Tý.
      Sigrúnar þú skalt kunna,
      ef þú vilt sigr hafa,
      ok rísta á hialti hiǫrs,
      sumar á véttrimum,
      sumar á valbǫstum,
      ok nefna tysvar Tý.
      Victory runes you must know
      if you will have victory,
      and carve them on the sword's hilt,
      some on the grasp
      and some on the inlay,
      and name Tyr twice.

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