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Rosse (2 syl.)

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A famous sword which the dwarf Elberich gave to Otwit, King of Lombardy. It struck so fine a cut that it left no “gap.” It shone like glass, and was adorned with gold. (See Sword and Balmung.)

“This sword to thee I give: it is all bright of hue;

Whatever it may cleave, no gap will there ensue,

From Alʹmari I brought it, and Rossë is its name;

Wherever swords are drawn, ‘twill put them all to shame.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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