Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 39VII l. 2

stjörnu — star


stjarna (noun f.; °*-u; *-ur): star < dagstjarna (noun f.): °day-star, morning star; of the brightest star in the constellation Boötes); prob. of the planet Venus)


[2] sanna dagstjörnu: samað at stjörnu 738ˣ


[2] sanna dagstjörnu ‘true day-star’: cf. Rev. XXII.16: stella splendida et matitutina ‘the bright and morning star’. Lange 1958a, 188, 243-5 discusses the possibility of sun-worship among early Icel. settlers; see also Amory 1985, 5-8; 1990, 255-6 for extensive discussion of the sol salutis ‘the sun of salvation’ and the sol iustitiae ‘the sun of justice’ in Carolingian and later theology.



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