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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hák 14I/2 — týr ‘týr [Óðinn]’

‘Hermóðr ok Bragi,’         kvað Hroptatýr,
        ‘gangið í gǫgn grami,
því at konungr ferr,         sá es kappi þykkir,
        til hallar hinig.’

‘Hermóðr ok Bragi,’ kvað Hroptatýr, ‘gangið í gǫgn grami, því at konungr ferr hinig til hallar, sá es þykkir kappi.’

‘Hermóðr and Bragi,’ said Hroptatýr [Óðinn], ‘go to meet the monarch, because a king is coming here to the hall who is deemed a champion.’


[2] ‑týr: ‘‑tyrr’ J1ˣ


[2] Hroptatýr ‘Hroptatýr [Óðinn]’: Although Hroptr is not an infrequent name for Óðinn, its derivation and meaning are uncertain. For discussion, see Bugge (1855, 32-4), Vogt (1925), Olsen (1929, 169-70), Lie (1946b, 205-6), Kuhn (1954, 420-1) and AEW: Hroptr; see also Note to Þul Óðins 2/4III. On the second element týr, probably ‘god’, see Note to st. 1/2.



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