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Note to Þul Þórs 1III

[5] Hlórriði: This name for Þórr occurs in many sources (e.g. Hym 4/6, 16/3, 27/1, 29/1, 37/3, Þry 7/7, 8/1, 14/7, 31/1). It is also attested in the form Hlóriði, and as Loriði in the Prologue to SnE (2005, 5), although it is the name of Þórr’s son in the latter source. According to AEW: Hlóriði, Hlórriði, the first element is related to Hlóra, the name of Þórr’s foster-mother in Skm (SnE 1998, I, 14), and Hlói ‘roaring one’, the name of a giant (see Note to Þul Jǫtna II 2/7). The second element has been explained in different ways. (a) A derivative from the strong verb ríða ‘ride’, cf. Einriði (l. 4); if so, the name would mean ‘roaring rider’ (LP: Hlórriði; Kommentar II, 539). Kock (NN §2404) connects the first part of the name with an unattested adj. *hlór = Lat. clarus ‘bright’ and interprets it as ‘bright rider’. (b) A word related to the strong verb ráða (-riði < ‑rœði) ‘rule’ (ANG §151.6). (c) Derived from *hriþi (from hríð f. ‘storm’), hence ‘roaring thunderer’ (Gering 1894, 25). This name is used as a base-word in a kenning for ‘man’ in ESkál Vell 14/8I.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  4. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  5. ANG = Noreen, Adolf. 1923. Altnordische Grammatik I: Altisländische und altnorwegische Grammatik (Laut- und Flexionslehre) unter Berücksichtigung des Urnordischen. 4th edn. Halle: Niemeyer. 1st edn. 1884. 5th unrev. edn. 1970. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
  6. Kommentar = von See, Klaus et al. 1997-. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. 6 vols (continuing). Heidelberg: Winter.
  7. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  8. Gering, Hugo. 1894. ‘Zur Lieder-Edda’. ZDP 26, 25-30.
  9. Internal references
  10. Edith Marold 2017, ‘Snorra Edda (Prologue, Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál)’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  11. (forthcoming), ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Skáldskaparmál’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=112> (accessed 24 September 2021)
  12. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Jǫtna heiti II 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 721.
  13. Not published: do not cite ()
  14. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla 14’ 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. 301.
  15. Not published: do not cite ()

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