Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hfr ErfÓl 24I l. 3

sundi — sound


sund (noun n.; °-s; -): sound, strait; swimming


[3] sundi: ‘syndi’ Bb


[2, 3] á víðu sundi holms ‘on the wide sound of the islet’: The vagueness of this, coupled with the fact that Svǫlðr is described both as a body of water and as an island in the other sources (Baetke 1951, 65-99), makes it impossible to know which sund ‘sound, channel’ and holmr ‘islet’ are referred to. Despite this, Finnur Jónsson in Skj B (as also Kock in Skald) capitalises Holms, and in LP: holmr 4 explains Holms sund as referring to the sound of the island of Svǫlðr.



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