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 hǫrg brúna ‘the cairn of the brows [HEAD]’: Hǫrgr can mean ‘temple’, ‘altar’ or ‘stone mound’ (Fritzner: hǫrgr, though LP: hǫrgr gives only ‘temple’), and it is difficult to decide among these, since the base-word of a head-kenning may denote a building as well as rocks, cliffs or hills (Meissner 127). That the majority is of the latter type favours ‘cairn’ (cf. Hellquist 1903-6, 226).
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