Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)

Thunder and Thunder God (è¢rr - èrymr): Eddic Calque

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Yuri Kleiner
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Old Gmc Pantheon, Eddic tradition, è¢rr, èrymr.
Abstract
In the Scandinavian tradition, Thor is a 'Herculean' hero (Tacitus), rather than a thunder god, as both his name and that of his hammer imply, cf. è¢rr: èunarr (archaic), OE è r ~ è r ~ èunor, OS Thunar, Mod. E. thunder; Mj"llnir: Russian molnija 'lightning', Latvian milna 'Perkunas' hammer'. The association with 'thunder' is only etymological, Icelandic word for it being çruma, which is connected with the name of the giant èrymr, with /y/ < /u/ before */j/ in the suffix -ja-, *èrum-ja 'thunder-maker' (cf. Gothic fisk-ja 'fisherman'), a calk of è¢rr. Re-interpreted as the name of Thor's opponent, in combination with the 'hammer' motif, it gave rise to the èrymskv¡Ða of the Elder Edda.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
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June 2017
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978-94-6252-354-8
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2352-5398
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