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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 2 [Vol. 1, 341]

[6] vagna Gymis ‘of the wagons of Gymir <sea-giant> [SHIPS]’: The emendation of ms. grimnis (normalised Grímnis) to Gymis/gymis is due to Finnur Jónsson (1886b, 326) and has been accepted by subsequent eds. Gymir as a sea-heiti appears to be both a common noun and a proper name (LP: 1. gymir), and either is possible here. Gymir is also named in Þjóð Yt 18/11: see Note, and for the personification of the sea, cf. Refr Ferðv 2III and McKinnell (2005, 66).


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