(2 syl.). 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 Almari I brought it, and Rosse is its name; Wherever swords are drawn, 'twill put them all to shame.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894