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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Hafrs 1III/1 — Grímnir ‘Grímnir’

Hafr heitir Grímnir         ok Geirǫlnir,
Tanngnjóstr, kjappi         ok Tanngrisnir,
skimuðr ok brúsi,         bokkr, Grímr taliðr.

Hafr heitir Grímnir ok Geirǫlnir, Tanngnjóstr, kjappi ok Tanngrisnir, skimuðr ok brúsi, bokkr, Grímr taliðr.

A male goat is called Grímnir and Geirǫlnir, Tanngnjóstr, chopper and Tanngrisnir, one looking around and rusher, buck, Grímr [is] counted.


[1] Grímnir: Lit. ‘masked one’ or ‘cowled one’ (from gríma f. ‘mask, hood’; cf. Grímr in l. 6 below). Otherwise this goat-heiti is the name of a giant and a name for Óðinn (Þul Óðins 1/7).



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