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Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035 C. Indices of Names and Terms 3. Nicknames

3. Nicknames

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Nicknames’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

Nicknames are capitalised when they stand alone in the Text, unaccompanied by a forename. Several of the individuals listed below are also listed under Personal Names or (in the case of Guðrøðr inn gǫfugláti and Yngvarr ljóshamr) under Mythical and Legendary Names

inn auðlagði ‘the Wealthy’, Kjǫtvi — Þhorn Harkv 7/4

Blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’, Eiríkr Haraldsson — Eyv Lv 1/1

inn digri ‘the Stout’, Óláfr Haraldsson, also inn helgi ‘the Holy, Saint’ — Sigv Lv 12/6

Goll-Búi see Gull-Búi

Gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’, Haraldr Eiríksson — Anon (Ágr) 1/2

Gull-Búi ‘Gold-Búi’ Vésetason — Bjbp Jóms 26/2, 37/4

inn gǫfugláti ‘the Splendid’, Guðrøðr — Þjóð Yt 25/2

Háfœta ‘Long-legs’ = Hálfdan háleggr ‘Long-legged’ Haraldsson — TorfE Lv 4/8

hárfagri, inn hárfagri ‘Fair-hair’, Haraldr Hálfdanarson, also Lúfa (below) — Þjóð Har 5/7, Jór Send 2/4 (inn hárfagri)

heiðumhár ‘High with Honours’, Rǫgnvaldr — Þjóð Yt 27/7

heiðumhr see heiðumhár

Hundr ‘Dog’, Þórir Þórisson — Sigv ErfÓl 16/5

leira ‘Clay’, Þorkell — Bjbp Jóms 42/2

Ljóshamr ‘the Light-skinned’, Yngvarr — Þjóð Yt 18/5

Loftunga ‘Praise-tongue’, Þórarinn — Þorm Lv 10/1

Lúfa ‘Mop-head’, Haraldr Hálfdanarson, also hárfagri (above) — Þjóð Har 4/1, 5/2, Þhorn Harkv 10/1

Nefja ‘Nose’, Hrólfr — Hildr Lv 1/1

réttilbeini ‘with equally long legs, one who stretches his legs, straight of stature’ (?), Rǫgnvaldr Haraldsson — Vitg Lv l/6

Sindri ‘Spark’ (?), Guthormr — Jór Send 4/8

Skjalgr see Skjálgr

Skjálgr ‘the Squinting’, Þórólfr, father of Erlingr Skjálgsson — Sigv Erlfl 3/6, 4/4

skreyja ‘Wretch’, Eyvindr — Eyv Lv 3/4, 4/2 (Skreyja)

Skurfa ‘the Scabby’, Kálfr, a viking — Anon (Hhárf) 1/2

Torf-Einarr ‘Turf-Einarr’, son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl Eysteinsson, jarl of Orkney — Anon (Hhárf) 1/2

Tréskegg ‘Wood-beard’, Þórir, a viking — Anon (Hhárf) 1/1

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Haralds saga hárfagra in Heimskringla 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1070.
  3. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1072.
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 141.
  5. Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 26’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 982.
  6. Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 42’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 995.
  7. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 215.
  8. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur 3’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 218.
  9. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2012, ‘Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju, Lausavísa 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 139.
  10. Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Jórunn skáldmær, Sendibítr 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 146.
  11. Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Jórunn skáldmær, Sendibítr 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 148.
  12. Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 16’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 683.
  13. Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Flokkr about Erlingr Skjálgsson 3’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 633.
  14. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur 12’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 714.
  15. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 105.
  16. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 7’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 100.
  17. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 62.
  18. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 18’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 40.
  19. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 25’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 53.
  20. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 27’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 58.
  21. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 823.
  22. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Torf-Einarr Rǫgnvaldsson, Lausavísur 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 136.
  23. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 5’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 63.
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