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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Skjaldar 2III

[5] Svalinn: Lit. ‘cool one’ (from the adj. svalr ‘cool, fresh’). Cf. Svǫl (or Svalin, variant) in Grí 38/1 (NK 65), where this is the name of a mythical shield that stands in front of the sun (another m. derivational form, svalingr is recorded in ms. C; see Readings above). Svalinn is never found as a heiti for ‘shield’ in poetry.


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  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.
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  4. Not published: do not cite ()


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