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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Óðins 3III

[3] Glapsviðr: Perhaps ‘one swift to seduce’. The first element is related to the weak verb glepja ‘beguile, confuse, confound’ and the second is the adj. svinnr/sviðr ‘swift, quick’ (so Falk 1924, 14). Cf. Vsp 39/5-6 (NK 9): oc þannz annars glepr | eyrarúno ‘and the one who seduces another’s trusted wife’ and Hárb 18, 30. Otherwise the name is attested only in Grí 47/7 and in the rímur (Finnur Jónsson 1926-8: Glapsviðr).


  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. Falk, Hjalmar. 1924. Odensheite. Skrifter utg. av Videnskapsselskapet i Kristiania. II. Hist.-filos. kl. 1924, 10. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
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