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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 59VII l. 8

gjörð — composition


1. gerð (noun f.): deed < frœðagerð (noun f.)



[8] fræðagjörð ‘composition of poetry’: Lit. ‘the making of knowledge’, understood to be poetic knowledge. The cpd also occurs in a similar context (fræðagjörð með fögrum orðum ‘a composition of lore with fair words’) in st. 1/5 of the poem Gimsteinn ‘Jewel’ (ÍM I, 2, 305).



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