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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

3. Anonymous Þulur, 28. Á heiti, 3 [Vol. 3, 843]

[3] Mǫrn (f.) ‘Marne’: So , A, B. Either the Marne in France or the Norwegian Mandalselva; cf. the Modern Norwegian town Mandal (< ON Marnadalr; see ÍO: Mörn 2, Rygh 1904, 155 and Morn in the next line). Mǫrn is also the name of a giantess (Þjóð Haustl 6/4 and 12/8), and it is not clear if there is a connection between the river-heiti and the name of the giantess (see AEW: Mǫrn). The R, C variant mǫra (‘maura’) could be the Old Norse name for Strath More in Scotland (CVC 780).


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