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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to ESk Geisl 37VII

[1] Hǫrn: Hǫrn is an alternative name for the goddess Freyja, here used as the base-word of a woman-kenning; the basic sense of hvítingr is ‘white one’ and can be applied to a range of light-coloured or shining referents, including drinking horns.

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