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Note to Þjóð Yt 20I

[7] goðkynning ‘the descendant of gods’: The reading of the J transcripts is adopted here, as by Konráð Gíslason (1881, 238-42) and subsequent eds. It is presumed to derive from an adj. goðkunnr ‘descended from gods’ by means of the common suffix ‑ing, cf. e.g. spekingr ‘wise one’ from spakr ‘wise’. The cpd goðkonungr in the K transcripts appears to be a corruption of this unique word.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Konráð Gíslason. 1881. ‘Nogle bemærkninger angående Ynglingatal’. ÅNOH, 185-251.

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