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Note to stanza
 Tanngrisnir: Or ‑grísnir (the quantity of the root vowel cannot be established with certainty). The other of Þórr’s two goats (see Note to Tanngnjóstr in l. 3). The name has been explained as ‘one with widely spaced teeth’ from grisinn < *grísa, cf. New Norw. grisa ‘show teeth’ (Finnur Jónsson 1919, 304). Alternatively, the second element could be related to Faroese grísla ‘gnash’ and ‑grísnir would then mean ‘gnasher’ (‘one who gnashes his teeth’; ÍO: ‑grísnir, ‑grisnir). Cf. also the wolf-name Hrísgrísnir ‘one who gnashes (his teeth) in the bushes’ (SnE 1998, II, 319; Eyv Hál 6/4I and Note there).
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