|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 22, 2006, 21:15|
Benct Philip Jonsson writes:
> As it happens _ulf(s)hamr_ and _vera í ulf(s)hami_ '(to be in)
> wolfs-shape' is the more usual expression in Old Norse. Indeed it
> seems _varulfr_ is not attested in ON! This may or may not affect
> your decision WRT Þrjótrunn. Anyway it clearly implies a man in
> wolf-shape rather than a wolf in man-shape.
Hmhm. I could indeed think about borrowing or influence on compound
order. This is hard to decide, I don't know what could have happened.
I quite like my current 'hömnilupur'. But if you have hints that
'ulfshamr' was in frequent use when Latin came and if that lacked a
(colloquial) word for it at that time, then I think I should consider
an influence. Either a loan or structural influence,