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Gamlkan Has 25VII l. 2

hring — the ring


1. hringr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; -ar): ring; sword < hringþróttr (noun m.)



[2] hring-Þrótt ‘ring-Þróttr’: See Note to 11/4. The allusion to a repentant sinner as a ‘ring-god’ may be intended to remind one of the description of the penitent thief as tínir bauga ‘gatherer of rings’ (23/6) and auðbrjótr ‘destroyer of riches’ (24/2), and may tie Gamli’s more general moralisation into the meditation on the Crucifixion scene.



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