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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Ótt Lv 2I

[4] Eybúa ‘of the Island-dwellers’: In skaldic poetry Eyjar ‘(the) Isles’ is normally used as a term to refer to Orkney, though in Old Norse prose Eyjar covers both the Northern and Western Isles (Shetland and the Hebrides, as well as Orkney); hence the Eybúar, a term occurring only here, are presumably the Orcadians. See further Jesch (1993b, 229-35 and 236 n. 14).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jesch, Judith. 1993b. ‘England and Orkneyinga saga’. In Batey et al. 1993, 222-39.


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