Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Dictionary headwords relevant to the editions

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1. hel (noun f.)

‘death, Hel, hell’

sourcefreq.total
ONP (prose citations):158722581
SkP: 30127911
Malfong.is (prose):221392394

forms: Heljar, Hel, helju, hel, heljar, heliar, helio

ungrouped:
Gestumbl Heiðr 6VIII (Heiðr 53) l. 3: heljar ‘Hel’
Anon Heil 16VII l. 6: Heljar ‘of Hel’
Anon Hsv 35VII l. 6: hel ‘death’
Anon Líkn 22VII l. 2: hel ‘Hell’
Anon Mhkv 8III l. 2: hel ‘death’
Anon Sól 37VII l. 1: Heljar ‘of Hell’
Anon Sól 38VII l. 4: heljar ‘Hell’s’
Anon Sól 39VII l. 4: heljar ‘of Hell’
Anon Sól 39VII l. 4 [variant]: hel ‘’
Anon Sól 67VII l. 4: heljar ‘Hell’s’
Anon Sól 68VII l. 3: hel ‘to Hell’
Arn Magndr 10II l. 7: Hel ‘Hel’
Bjbp Jóms 34I l. 4: hel ‘to Hel’
Bkrepp Magndr 1II l. 6: hel ‘the death’
ESk Hardr II 5II l. 3: hel ‘The death’
Eldj Lv 2II l. 8: hel ‘death’
Anon Lil 61VII l. 5: heljar ‘of hell’
Sigv ErfÓl 1I l. 7: Heljar ‘Hel’
Sigv Lv 13I l. 8: hel ‘Hell’
Þhorn Gldr 2I l. 3: hel ‘to death’
ÞjóðA Sex 16II l. 7: Heljar ‘death’s realm’
ÞjóðA Lv 9II l. 4: helju ‘to death’s realm’
Þjsk Lv 6I l. 7: helju ‘Hell’
Valg Har 8II l. 6: hel ‘death’
Vígf Lv 1I l. 5 [variant]: hel ‘’
Busla Busl 9VIII (Bós 9) l. 8: hel ‘death’
Anon (StSt) 2VIII (StSt 2) l. 1: helju ‘Hel’
FriðÞ Lv 29VIII (Frið 35) l. 2: helju ‘Hel’
StarkSt Vík 17VIII (Gautr 25) l. 8: helju ‘to death’
Hundk Lv 7VIII (HjǪ 40) l. 4: heljar ‘Hel’
Svart Skauf 40VIII l. 3: hel ‘death’
Svart Skauf 41VIII l. 3: hel ‘mortal’

compounds:
Anon Heil 16VII, l. 6: Heljarmenn ‘The men of Hel’
Anon Líkn 22VII, l. 2: helvítis ‘Hell’
Anon Sól 39VII, l. 4: helgrund ‘’
Anon Sól 68VII, l. 3: helgengnir ‘those who have gone to Hell’
Bjbp Jóms 34I, l. 4: helfarar ‘the way to Hel’
ESk Hardr II 5II, l. 3: helfýsir ‘The death-precipitator’
Sigv Lv 13I, l. 8: helvíti ‘Hell ’
Þhorn Gldr 2I, l. 3: helkannandi ‘condemning to death’
Svart Skauf 41VIII, l. 3: helstingi ‘mortal pain’

indexed kennings:
Anon Nkt 8II: einkadóttir ǫðlings ‘the only daughter of the chieftain [Loptr] <= Loki> ’
Bragi Rdr 9III: lifru algífris ulfs. ‘the sister of the complete monster of a wolf [Fenrir].’
Egill Hfl 10V (Eg 43): nipt Nara ‘the sister of Nari <mythical being> ’
Egill St 25V (Eg 96): †njǫrfa† nipt bága Tveggja ‘The ... sister of the enemy of Tveggi <= Óðinn> ’
Sturl Hákkv 21II: nipt Fenris ‘Fenrir’s <mythical wolf’s> sister ’
Sturl Hákkv 21II: mans Gjallar ‘of Gjǫll’s <river in hell’s> girl ’
Þjóð Yt 7I: Gnô Glitnis ‘the Gná <goddess> of Glitnir <horse> ’
Þjóð Yt 7I: jódís Ulfs ok Narfa ‘the sister of the Wolf and of Narfi ’
Þjóð Yt 7I: mær Loka ‘the maiden of Loki ’
Þjóð Yt 22I: hlífi-Nauma hallvarps ‘the protecting Nauma <goddess> of the cairn ’
Þjóð Yt 23I: meyjar bróður Býleists. ‘the maiden of the brother of Býleistr <mythological being>. ’
Þjóð Yt 24I: mær Hveðrungs ‘the maiden of Hveðrungr <= Loki> ’

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