Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Lilja, 18 [Vol. 7, 584-5]

[1] auðgint ‘easily beguiled’: This is the earliest known occurrence of the adj. in ON, although the verb ginna ‘to dupe, fool’, from which it derives, is well attested: there is no entry for it in LP, Fritzner or Heggstad, Hødnebø and Simensen 1997. See Sigfús Blöndal 1920-4 for its use in MIcel.


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