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Kálf Kátr 39VII l. 7

Draupnis — of Draupnir’s


Draupnir (noun m.): Draupnir



[7, 8] Draupnis döggvar ‘of Draupnir’s dew [GOLD]’: A kenning for gold, referring to the property of the god Óðinn’s gold ring Draupnir (lit. ‘dripper’) to produce eight new rings that dripped from it every ninth night (SnE 1982, 47).



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