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Ásb Ævkv 5VIII (OStór 8) l. 7

Miðjungs — of Miðjungr


Miðjungr (noun m.; °; -ar): Miðjungr, giants


[7] Miðjungs: niðjungs 2845, ‘midand’ 554h βˣ


[7-8] traustir mágar Miðjungs ‘the trusted kinsmen of Miðjungr <giant> [GIANTS]’: Miðjungr is a giant name (cf. Þjóð Haustl 8/8III), although it can also function as the base-word of kennings for ‘men’ where it appears to designate some unspecific supernatural being (cf. LP: miðjungr). Whatever its reference here, the kenning as a whole appears to allude to an episode in Ormr’s career that is no longer known.



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