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Note to stanza
 geisli ‘ray of light’: The metaphor very likely plays on the traditional etymology of Philip’s name: os lampadis ‘mouth of the lamp’; cf. Isidore, Etym. 7.9.16 Philippus os lampadarum ‘Philip mouth of lamps’; cf. Brev. 4/5, and hymns for the feast of S. Philip (1 June): e.g. AH 51, 122 (no. 107, v. 5/2); CH, 88; DH, 111. The detail is also included in prayers to Philip (cf. Gjerløw 1980, I, 181 [Mortemer]).
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