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Re: Old Norse/Germanic myth. question

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Thursday, March 16, 2006, 15:55
Latin malleus comes to mind... I'm sure someone else suggested that.
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From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
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Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:23 AM
Subject: Old Norse/Germanic myth. question

> The name of Thor's hammer-- mjollnir-- cropped up tonight. Am I correct > in assuming it's related to Germ. mahlen, Du. molen 'to mill'? > (pound/smash??) If not, any other thoughts? Someone had the idea it was > related to a Russian word for lightning, which I strongly doubt....... > Danke.