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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 23 [Vol. 7, 815-16]

[6]: With kunnr af (with dat. object) cf. perhaps the use of kunnr with dat. in the sense ‘renowned for (something)’; e.g. Anon Mgr 1/3 kunnr mildi ‘renowned for mercy’. With brunnr hjálpar ‘the spring of salvation’, cf. fons salutis ‘fount of salvation’; Fritzner: hjalparæðr; Schottmann 1973, 59; Note to st. 40/6 brunnr lífs ‘the well of life’.


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