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ÞGísl Búdr 4I l. 2

Hamðis — of Hamðir


Hamðir (noun m.): Hamðir


[2] Hamðis: ‘handis’ 54, Bb


[2] serki Hamðis ‘the shirts of Hamðir <legendary hero> [MAIL-SHIRTS]’: The kenning refers to the armour which Guðrún Gjúkadóttir prepared for her sons Hamðir and Sǫrli, making it impervious to iron (Vǫlsunga saga ch. 44, Vǫls 1965, 77; SnE 1998, I, 49).



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