Draupnir

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to Old Norse drjúpa (to drip), therefore meaning "Dripper" (of rings, thus a metaphor for goldsmith).[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Draupnir m (genitive Draupnis)

  1. (Norse mythology) name of a dwarf

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4