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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Sækonunga 4III

[4] Lyngvi: Perhaps Lyngvi Hundingsson, known from the legend of Sigurðr Fáfnisbani ‘Slayer of Fáfnir’ (Reg prose (NK 179)), Vǫlsunga saga and Norna-Gests þáttr. Björn Sigfússon (1934, 135) connects Lyngvi with OHG Lungar lit. ‘swift’, but it is more likely to be derived from lyng n. ‘ling, heather’ (dat. sg. lyngvi). The name does not occur in skaldic kennings, but it is used in the rímur (Finnur Jónsson 1926-8: Lyngvi).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Finnur Jónsson. 1926-8. Ordbog til de af samfund til udg. af gml. nord. litteratur udgivne Rímur samt til de af Dr. O. Jiriczek udgivne Bósarímur. SUGNL 51. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  3. 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.
  4. Björn Sigfússon. 1934. ‘Names of Sea-Kings (heiti sækonunga)’. MP 32, 125-42.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite ()
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