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Note to Þul Jǫtna I 5III

[8] Vingnir: This mythical name is of uncertain origin. It is possibly related to the weak verbs vingsa ‘swing round’ and vingla ‘confound, disturb’ (hence perhaps ‘swinger’; see ÍO: Vingnir). Vingnir is a giant in a kenning for ‘giantess’ (herja Vingnis ‘the female troop member of Vingnir’) in Þjóð Haustl 19/2 and perhaps also in Skm (SnE 1998, I, 14), where Þórr is said to be a foster-son of Vingnir. Otherwise Vingnir seems to be a name for Þórr in Gylf (SnE 2005, 54), Vafþr 51/6, 53/6 (NK 55, in both stanzas as variant readings); cf. also Vingþórr in Þul Þórs l. 7. Vingnir is also a name for Óðinn (Þul Óðins 5/8; see also Note to Þul Øxna 1/10).

References

  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. ÍO = Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. 1989. Íslensk orðsifjabók. Reykjavík: Orðabók Háskólans.
  4. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  5. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  6. Internal references
  7. Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
  8. Not published: do not cite (GylfIII)
  9. 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.
  10. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Øxna heiti 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 885.
  11. Not published: do not cite ()
  12. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Þórs heiti’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 758.
  13. Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng 19’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 460.

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