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Note to Þhorn Gldr 1I

[5] gnapsólar ‘of the jutting sun’: Holtsmark (1927, 21-2) interprets the base-word of the shield-kenning by reference to a passage in HHund I 33/2-4, in which a red shield with a golden rim is raised up on the mast as a sign of attack.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Holtsmark, Anne. 1927. Þórbjørn Hornklofes Glymdrápa. Oslo: Aschehoug & Co.


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