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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 1VII l. 5

raun — an ordeal


raun (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): ordeal, proof, experience < mannraun (noun f.): test of manhood


[5] mannraun: ‘mannra[...]’ 673b, mannraun 673bHE


[5] mannraun ‘ordeal, trial of strength’: Also st. 12/4, when Plácitus is tried by having all his animals and household perish; in this instance mannraun also appears in the C text of the prose saga (Tucker 1998, 31, l. 101). The word is also used in Anon Mhkv 7/8III of the ordeal of the biblical hero Eleazar (Eljárnir), who was crushed beneath an elephant (1 Macc. VI.43-7).



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