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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 60VII l. 3

þjónustu — the sacrament


1. þjónusta (noun f.; °-u; -ur): [sacrament]



[3] þjónustu (dat.) ‘the sacrament’: Björn M. Ólsen (1915, 55) thinks that these men are being punished for failing to receive the last rites, but as Njörður Njarðvík (1991, 91) notes, the first exemplum has shown that salvation without the last rites is possible. Njörður Njarðvík follows Paasche (1948, 191-2) and Falk (1914a, 40-1), who suggest that these sinners were excommunicated and were thus refused the sacraments – including the last rites.



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