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« Reply #7: October 06, 2010, 02:40:51 am »



I hadn't read any of that, so I didn't realize that the earth was ever referred to in the feminine. Thanks for sharing that - very interesting.


Bear in mind that Old Norse has gender and the gender of the word doesn't necessarily mean the item is considered 'feminine'. For example IIRC The modern german word for 'bra' is masculine! When translating the different terms for 'it', therefore, 'she' might get used. So I'm not saying here that the earth isn't feminine, but that the little I know of ON would make me treat it with caution until I was certain it wasn't just a grammatical gender.
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