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Runic Dictionary

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Þloft Tøgdr 8I l. 4

drápa — drápa (‘Journey drápa’)


drápa (noun f.; °-u): poem with refrains < tøgdrápa (noun f.)


[4] ‑drápa: so W, drôpu all others


[4] Tøgdrápa ‘(“Journey drápa”)’: This is the only occurrence of the cpd in skaldic verse. It is taken here as the title of the poem, and it certainly came to be used as such, but it is not certain whether Þórarinn intended it as a title or as a technical term, ‘the poem in tøgdrápa metre’. The former would appear more likely if Þórarinn’s poem predates Sigv Knútdr, the latter if Sigvatr’s poem predates Þórarinn’s (see further Introduction on this and the probable meaning of Tøgdrápa).



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