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Note to Gríml Lv 2VIII (GrL 3)

[2] Þjassa ‘of Þjazi <giant>’: This name is written with <ss> (or <sss>) in all mss of GrL; such forms as Þjassi (nom.) are a later variant (c. 1250 and later, ANG §274.2) of Þjazi, the name of a giant whom the gods eventually kill after a series of hostile encounters or dealings with him related in Þjóð Haustl 1-13III; cf. SnE 1998, I, 1-2 and Bragi Frag 2III. In that myth Þjazi’s daughter Skaði seeks to take vengeance for him. In GrL 2 Feima states that her father is named Hrímnir; when Grímr refers to her and her sister here as (hvárgi) dóttir Þjassa ‘(neither) daughter of Þjazi’, this pers. n. stands for any giant name and is the determinant of a giantess-kenning.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ANG = Noreen, Adolf. 1923. Altnordische Grammatik I: Altisländische und altnorwegische Grammatik (Laut- und Flexionslehre) unter Berücksichtigung des Urnordischen. 4th edn. Halle: Niemeyer. 1st edn. 1884. 5th unrev. edn. 1970. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
  3. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  4. Internal references
  5. 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Gríms saga loðinkinna’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 288. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=76> (accessed 28 September 2021)
  6. Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Fragments 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 56.
  7. Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 432.
  8. Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Gríms saga loðinkinna 2 (Feima Hrímnisdóttir, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 290.

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