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Note to Gamlkan Jóndr 3VII

[5] sætti drengja ‘reconciler of valiant men’: Paasche (1914a, 109) interprets the designation of John as sættir drengia ‘reconciler of valiant men’ as an allusion to an admonition ascribed to the aged John by S. Jerome: filioli, diligite alterutrum ‘little children, love one another’. Lange (1958a, 83) regards it an example of the application to John of a term ordinarily used of God or Christ.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Lange, Wolfgang. 1958a. Studien zur christlichen Dichtung der Nordgermanen 1000-1200. Palaestra 222. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  3. Paasche, Fredrik. 1914. Kristendom og kvad: En studie i norrøn middelalder. Christiania (Oslo): Aschehoug. Rpt. in Paasche 1948, 29-212.


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