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[5-6] feikt ofbeldið kvelr blindan föðr sinn fjandann ‘terrible pride torments her blind father, the fiend’: Cf. John VIII.44, where the devil is called ‘Father of Lies’. Medieval authors use such analogous epithets as pater superbiae ‘Father of Pride’ and pater invidiae ‘Father of Envy’. Cf. 7/7 and 79/2.
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