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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Skipa 1III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Skipa heiti 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 861.

Anonymous ÞulurSkipa heiti

text and translation

Nú mun ek skýra         of skipa heiti:
ǫrk, árakló,         askr, sessrúmnir,
skeið, skúta, skip         ok Skíðblaðnir,
nór, Naglfari,         nǫkkvi, snekkja.

Nú mun ek skýra of heiti skipa: ǫrk, árakló, askr, sessrúmnir, skeið, skúta, skip ok Skíðblaðnir, nór, Naglfari, nǫkkvi, snekkja.
‘Now I shall explain the names of ships: ark, oar-claw, ash, roomy-seater, warship, vessel, ship and Skíðblaðnir, nór, Naglfari, rowing boat, warship.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], IV. z. Skipa heiti 1: AI, 672, BI, 668, Skald I, 332; SnE 1848-87, I, 581, II, 481, 564, 624, SnE 1931, 208, SnE 1998, I, 127.    


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