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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Dverga 1III

[7] Blávurr: Or Blǫvurr ‘shining one’ (cf. New Norw. blava ‘shine, glitter, glisten’; Gould 1929, 943 and Motz 1973, 113). The B variant is ‘bauor’ (‘Bavor’ in papp10ˣ(39v), ‘Bäuor’ in 2368ˣ(87) and ‘bavor’ in 743ˣ(68v)), which can be normalised as Bávorr. The pair Bívorr, Bávorr is also given in Vsp 11/5 (NK 3).


  1. Bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Gould, Chester N. 1929. ‘Dwarf-names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion’. PMLA 44, 938-67.
  4. Motz, Lotte. 1973. ‘New Thoughts on Dwarf-Names in Old Icelandic’. FS 7, 100-17.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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