nauthiz/naudiz

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Literal meaning

Necessity/Constraint/Need

Sound

“N” as in “need”

Interpretation

Need, constraint, friction, “no pain, no gain”, hard work, understanding ørlǫg, self-reliance, “need can bring healing”, untying knots, acceptance, transformation of perception, scarcity, patience, restriction, period of learning and opportunity,

Murkstave

Some sources say there is no myrkr/reverse interpretations for nauthiz/naudiz. Some disagree. Following are possible myrkr interpretations.

Toil, distress, guilt, ignoring personal needs, worry, laziness, suffering, inability to act, compulsion, obsession, bitterness, worry, despair, too much focus on material world, unexpected limitations

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