Aurkonugr? Is this a real word / name?

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Aurkonugr? Is this a real word / name?

Post by erinlale on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:51 pm

While reviewing a book that is by a real scholar but in which I spotted several errors, I ran across the name Aurkonugr (something king? air king?) as a name for Honir. I tried to look up the name in google and there were zero returns. The word literally does not appear on the internet.

It appears to be made of two real words, though. Online translator didn't help as the two forms are both too archaic.

I'm inclined to dismiss this as another of the author's many errors, except that I am so curious about Honir, and I do think of him as some sort of co-king with his brothers.

What does everyone else think?

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Re: Aurkonugr? Is this a real word / name?

Post by bsa on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:29 am

arkon auger, someones been mixing it with the ancient greeks again by the sound of it. authors and dodgy work don't neccesarrilly bring good incite, any respectable scholarly articles are peer reviewed before publication and such things would be pounced upon by reviewers before publication, so take things with a pich of salt.

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Post by erinlale on Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:56 pm

Hi, thanks, I AM one of the pre-publication reviewers, but I don't have a degree in this, I'm a self taught priestess. I think you're right and the author just mixed this up.

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Post by erinlale on Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:31 pm

Mystery solved! Aurkonungr is a typo for árkonungr. It's only written that way in the works of Dumezil in French. In the original Icelandic it's ár konungr. It's not a name of Honir, it's just a description of a good king. The Dumezil passage was speaking of the Yngling kings, not Honir.

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