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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa, 10 [Vol. 7, 459-60]

[4] fróns sólar ‘of the land of the sun’: Although the sky- or heaven-kenning frón sólar occurs elsewhere only in an anonymous helmingr on the Crucifixion quoted in Anon (FoGT) 6/2III to illustrate the figure of chronographia (SnE 1848-87, II, 196; TGT 1884-6, 123), heaven-kennings on the same model occur very frequently in Christian verse. Cf. land sólar ‘land of the sun’ (Leið 26/1-2); dags reitr ‘day’s patch of land’ (Líkn 32/6); sólar reitr ‘sun’s patch of land’ (Anon Lil 11/4).


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