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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Elds 3III

[3] hrǫðuðr (m.) ‘hurrying one’: The heiti is an agent noun derived from the weak verb hraða ‘hurry, hasten’ and it is otherwise found only once, in Alv, where it is a name for ‘fire’ in Hel (Alv 26/6, NK 128): kalla í helio hrǫðuð ‘they call it hrǫðuðr in Hel’. The B variant hróðugr was possibly caused by confusion with the adj. hróðugr ‘triumphant’ (RE 1665 has ‘Hraududur’, i.e. hrǫðuðr).


  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
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  4. Not published: do not cite ()


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