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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Anonymous Þulur, 10. Óðins nǫfn, 7 [Vol. 3, 748]

[7] Loðungr: Lit. ‘one in a fur cloak’, a hap. leg. Cf. Óðinn’s appearance in a fur cloak (loði m.) in Grí 1/4. The B variant Lǫndungr (so also the LaufE mss), which has been adopted in Skj B and Skald for metrical reasons, is also unattested in other sources (Falk 1924, 23 rejects it as utvilsomt falsk ‘undoubtedly false’). Lǫndungr is apparently derived from land n. ‘land’ and possibly characterises Óðinn as a great ruler, cf. dróttinn foldar ‘lord of the earth’ (= Óðinn) in Þjóð Haustl 5/1.


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