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Note to Anon Pl 5VII

[8] hirðnǫfn ‘court-names’: That is, names that show these persons belong to the hirð ‘court’ of God. The names Eustace, Theopista, Agapitus and Theopistus are given in the next st., where they all contribute to aðalhendingar. The latinate forms in Pl are closer to the Lat. prose text and version A of the saga than they are to version C (Louis-Jensen 1998, cxviii). Cf. also the use of another hirð- cpd in connection with God in st. 7/8.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Louis-Jensen, Jonna, ed. 1998. ‘Plácitus drápa’. In Tucker 1998, 89-130.
  3. Internal references
  4. Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Plácitusdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 179-220.


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