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"lįkr' would be a variant of 'leikr' with and related to words meaning 'to play'. Žorlįkr and Žorleikr were very common male names right from the start, and more likely to honor a male forebear than to have been chosen for their etymological sense - Icelanders had been Christian for a generation or two before  Žorlįkr“s lifetime. 
Meg

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From: medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture on behalf of Christopher Crockett
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From: "Cormack, Margaret Jean" <[log in to unmask]>

> And St. Žorlįkr (Thorlac) of Skįlholt, Iceland,
> 'Porlak' of the translation of Vauchez is a misreading of the letter Ž.

"Thor" is clear enough.

what does "-lįkr" mean, Meg?

is it negative ("Thor the Looser") or positive ("Beloved of Thor" ~=~
Godefredus)?

c

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