John Hughes wrote
> Same place as 'godar'. its an Icelandic term.
Thanks, John. :)
Gyrda, with an 'r', has a meaning of 'to gird oneself with, a belt or the like'.
But there is a word gydja, used in Edda and some sagas:
'fem. gyðja = goddess and priestess'
(Like goði is both god and priest)
If I understand Icelandic grammar, the pl. of 'gydja' should be 'gydju' or 'gydjur'.
My reference is 'An Iceland-English Dictionary' http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/germanic/oi_cleasbyvigfusson_about.html
If gydja is the origin, where does the 'r' come for? A mistake, or a way to make the word Gloranthan - not Norse but of the language spoken in e.g. Sartar?
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