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Old Norse/Germanic myth. question

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, March 16, 2006, 5:23
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.......


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