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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Sigv Knútdr 8I

[8] Limafjarðar ‘of Limfjorden’: Limfjorden is a major fjord in the north of Jutland, running approximately west-east from the North Sea to the Kattegat, between Vendsyssel and the rest of Jutland. It had silted up from the west by Saxo Grammaticus’s day (Saxo 2005, II, 11, 13, 5, pp. 48-9), but from evidence including the present stanza and Þloft Tøgdr 1/5, 6 it appears to have been fully navigable in the eleventh century (ÍF 28, 140 n.)


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Saxo 2005 = Friis-Jensen, Karsten, ed. 2005. Saxo Grammaticus: Gesta Danorum / Danmarkshistorien. Trans. Peter Zeeberg. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Det danske sprog- og litteraturselskab & Gads forlag.
  4. Internal references
  5. Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Þórarinn loftunga, Tøgdrápa 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 852.


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