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Note to Eskál Vell 14I

[2] Einriða ‘of Einriði <= Þórr>’: a name of Þórr. On its etymology, see Note to Þul Þórs 1/4III. The gen. Einriða is taken here with lǫnd hofs ‘land of the temples’. Konráð Gíslason (1895-7, I, 121), Freudenthal (Vell 1865, 35, 38), Kock (NN §401) and Turville-Petre (1976, 61) associate it with the following mǫnnum ‘for men’ and interpret this as ‘the followers of Þórr’. However, it is unclear why the sanctuaries of the bǫnd ‘gods’ should have to be authorised for these followers of Þórr. Moreover menn ‘men, humans’, while it is used to denote the followers of a ruler (LP: maðr 3), is never used for the devotees of a god.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  4. Turville-Petre, Gabriel. 1976. Scaldic Poetry. Oxford: Clarendon.
  5. Konráð Gíslason. 1895-7. Efterladte skrifter. 2 vols. I: Forelæsninger over oldnordiske skjaldekvad. II: Forelæsninger og videnskablige afhandlinger. Copenhagen: Gyldendal.
  6. Vell 1865 = Freudenthal, Axel Olof. 1865. Einar Skålaglams Vellekla / öfversatt och förklarad af Axel Olof Freudenthal. Helsingfors: Frenckell.
  7. Internal references
  8. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Þórs heiti 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 758.

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