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Note to stanza
 dróttins munka ‘of the lord of monks [= God]’: Meissner (Meissner 369) comments that early kennings for God or Christ such as this, konungr Róms ‘king of Rome’ (Eil Frag 1/3, 4) and gramr Jórðánar ‘prince of the Jordan’ (Sigv ErfÓl 28/2I) register a sense of the strangeness (das fremdartige) of the idea of the Christian god, which however soon phases out.
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