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Note to Anon Vitn 15VII

[3] musterið ‘the church’: ON musteri ‘monastery, church, cathedral, temple’ is a loan-word from OFr moustier < Lat. monasterium, cf. OE mynster, OHG munstar; see AEW: mustari. According to Fritzner: mustari, the word denoted a church of importance with canonici regulares. Skj B translates it as tempel ‘temple’, which is hardly appropriate in the present context.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  4. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.

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