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[7, 8] môlunaut* Miðjungs ‘the speech-companion of Miðjungr <giant> [GIANT > = Þjazi]’: The identity of Miðjungr as the name of a giant is based on the name’s appearance in a þula (Þul Jǫtna I 6/4) and in Ásb Ævkv 5/7VIII (OStór 8), though it appears in another þula as the name for a ram (Þul Hrúts 1/9). Ms. R’s môlunautr mildings ‘the generous man’s speech-companion’ seems an inappropriate kenning for Þjazi, even if it were understood ironically. The mss’ môlunautr (nom.) or môlunauts (gen.) must be emended to the acc. sg. form, as biðja takes the acc. of the person asked for something.
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