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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Trollkvenna 3III

[5] Íviðja: This is an obscure word or a pers. n., presumably formed from the prefix í- ‘in’ and viðr m. ‘wood’, and it might denote a troll-woman dwelling in a forest or a tree (cf. Motz 1981, 501), but that cannot be ascertained. The heiti is also found in Hyndl 48/2 and in Vsp 2/6 (NK 1).


  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. Motz, Lotte. 1981. ‘Giantesses and Their Names’. FS 15, 495-511.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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