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Þjóð Haustl 10III l. 4



2. unnr (noun f.): wave < Iðunnr (noun f.)


[4] unnr: uðr R, Tˣ, uðr with ‘unnr’ written above in a later hand W


[3, 4] Iðunnr ‘Iðunn’: The name of a goddess, wife of Bragi (see also Note to Þul Ásynja I 1/7). The two parts of her name (cf. AEW: Iðunn) are separated by tmesis, tellingly punctuated by the phrase með jǫtnum ‘among the giants’. The second element is given as the later form ‘uðr’ in all mss, though a later scribe has written ‘unnr’ above the line in W. The form in ‑unnr must have been original here, as it provides aðalhending with sunn-.



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