Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Continue

skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Note to Þul Þórs 1III

[7] Vingþórr: One of the names for Þórr found in eddic poems (Þry 1/1, Alv 6/1). It is given as Vingeþórr in the Prologue to SnE (2005, 5), but there it is the name of a son of Einriði (see Note to l. 4 above). Vingþórr has been associated with runic Wigiþonar in an inscription on a clasp from Nordendorf (C7th), which probably means ‘consecrating Þórr’ or ‘slaying Þórr’ (either an invocation or a name; see ARG I, 311, II, 123). The first element in this name has been interpreted in different ways, namely, as related (a) to the strong verb vega, hence ‘fighting one’ (cf. Lat. vincere ‘win’); (b) to n. ‘sanctuary’, cf. Véorr and Véoðr in ll. 6, 8; (c) to Vingnir, in the latter case Vingþórr may be explained as ‘Þórr, who brandishes his weapon’ (for details see AEW: Vingþórr; Kommentar II, 527-8). On Vingnir, a name for Óðinn and a giant, see Notes to Þul Óðins 5/8 and Þul Jǫtna I 5/8.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  3. Kommentar = von See, Klaus et al. 1997-. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. 6 vols (continuing). Heidelberg: Winter.
  4. ARG = Vries, Jan de. 1956-7. Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte. 2 vols. 2nd edn. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  5. Internal references
  6. 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].
  7. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Jǫtna heiti I 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 715.
  8. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Óðins nǫfn 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 743.
  9. Not published: do not cite ()

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close