Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þjóð Yt 1I

[6] geira svigðis ‘of the spears of the bull [HORNS]’: The word svigðir is attested only here and means ‘the one with the bent horns’ (Konráð Gíslason 1881, 205; Yng 1912), cf. OIcel. sveigja ‘to bend’ and svig n. ‘bend’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Konráð Gíslason. 1881. ‘Nogle bemærkninger angående Ynglingatal’. ÅNOH, 185-251.
  3. Yng 1912 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912. Ynglingasaga. Copenhagen: Gad.


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