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Sigv ErfÓl 18I l. 8

hróðr — of the fame


hróðr (noun m.): encomium, praise < hróðrauðigr (adj.)


[8] hróðr‑: hróð‑ Flat


[8] hróðrauðigs ‘fame-rich’: Kock (NN §§1121, 1879) believes that this word shows the influence of OE hrēðēadig ‘glorious, victorious’, but this is not necessary as both elements are common in ON. Hróðr can also mean ‘poem’ and in this collocation with leyfðr ‘praised’ there may also be an allusion to the many poems composed about Óláfr, by Sigvatr and others.



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