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Note to Þhorn Gldr 1I

[5] Gripnis ‘of Gripnir <sea-king>’: Other than this instance, the name is attested only as a giant-heiti (Þul Jǫtna II 2/5III). Here it is likely to refer to a sea-king (LP: Gripnir 2).


  1. Bibliography
  2. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.


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