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Note to Þul Þorgþ I 2III

[4] Silfrtoppr ok Sinir ‘Silfrtoppr and Sinir’: These are horses owned by the Æsir. The same pair is found in Grí 30/3 (NK 63) as Silfrintoppr oc Sinir (the variant reading Silfrintoppr (ms. ‘Silrintoppr’) is also recorded in the U version of Þorgþ I) and again in Þul Hesta 1/5. None of these horse-heiti appears in skaldic verse, however. The names translate as ‘silver-forelock’ (cf. Gulltoppr ‘gold-forelock’, st. 1/5) and ‘sinewy one’ (from sin f. ‘sinew’). The variant Sinir has been adopted by other eds since it is also recorded in Grí 30/3 (see above) and in the list of horses of the gods in Gylf (ms. R, SnE 2005, 17). The LaufE variant Snjár lit. ‘snow’ may represent an attempt to make sense of a scribal error (cf. the A variant ‘sínarr’).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (GylfIII)
  6. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Þorgrímsþula I’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 669.
  7. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Hesta 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. 935.
  8. Not published: do not cite ()
  9. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Laufás Edda (LaufE)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

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