Well, as a European style re-enactor, originally I used 'Guðrøðr' with the
extra r but was advised to remove it for SCA purposes !

Specifically I was told the Landnámabók lists the version without the final

(Shakes head and walks away slowly ....)


-----Original Message-----
From: Haukur Thorgeirsson [mailto:haukurth@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 3:16 PM
To: norse_course@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [norse_course] Linguistic Help

> While I knew about the 'ø' I was assured the extra on the end was
> for a singular ON forename.
> How was I mislead ?

I don't know. Maybe you're affiliated with the SCA. There seem to
be a lot of people there giving out bad advice about final r's ;)

The name Guðrøðr is certainly attested with a final 'r'.
The oldest example is possibly this stanza from the Ynglingatal:

Varð Guðrøðr
enn göfugláti
lómi beittr,
sás fyr löngu vas,
ok umbráð,
at ölum stilli,
höfuð heiptr½kt
at hilmi dró.
Ok launsigr
enn lómgeði
Ásu árr
af jöfri bar,
ok buðlungr
á beði fornum
of stunginn vas.

(although this is a normalized version and not a ms text)


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