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Note to Gamlkan Jóndr 2VII

[4] frænda sínum ‘to his relative’: John is called Christ’s frændi ‘relative’ because his mother was thought to be a sister of Christ’s mother Mary (Jón4 1874, 466, I, 56, HómÍsl 1993, 94; cf. the designation of John as systrungr ... ýta hilmis ‘son of the sister [systrungr] of the protector of men’ in st. 3/1-2).


  1. Bibliography
  2. = Kålund, Kristian and Natanael Beckman. 1908-18. Alfræði íslenzk: Islandsk encyklopædisk litteratur. 3 vols. SUGNL 37, 41 and 45. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. HómÍsl 1993 = de Leeuw van Weenen, Andrea, ed. 1993. The Icelandic Homily Book: Perg. 15 4° in the Royal Library, Stockholm. Íslensk handrit/Icelandic Manuscripts Series in quarto 3. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar á Íslandi.


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