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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 45VIII (Ǫrv 115) l. 7

Glámi — Glámr


glámr (noun m.): [twilight]


[7] Glámi: Gláma 471, Glám 173ˣ


[7] Glámi ‘Glámr’: This appears to be a reference to a short form of the nickname of Þórðr stafngláma ‘Prow-gleam’, but the exact form of the name varies from one ms. to another. Ms. 343a has Glámi, presumably the dat. sg. of Glámr, m. (for the etymology cf. AEW: glámr). Ms. 471 has Gláma, possibly influenced by the name of one of Hjálmarr’s bench companions, listed in Hjálm Lv 15/5 (Ǫrv 25) as Gláma, a nickname possibly meaning ‘bald, barren tract’. Ms. 173ˣ has Glám, acc. sg. of Glámr.



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