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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Á 2III

[2] Þǫll (f.): The meaning and derivation of this river-name is uncertain (see AEW: þǫll 2; S-G I, 198; ÍO: Þöll, Þǫll). According to CVC 780, Þǫll is the river Thuil in Scotland. Alternatively, this river has been identified as the New Norw. Tollåga, a river in Beiarn, northern Norway (Rygh 1904, 272). The name, whose form is identical to þǫll f. ‘fir’, is also known from Grí, where the same alliterating river-names occur in st. 27/9-10 (NK 62) (Þyn oc Vin, | Þǫll oc Hǫll), and Gylf (SnE 2005, 33), and Þǫll is also used as a river-name in the rímur (Finnur Jónsson 1926-8: þǫll).


  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  3. CVC = Cleasby, Richard, Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and W. A. Craigie. 1957. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon.
  4. Finnur Jónsson. 1926-8. Ordbog til de af samfund til udg. af gml. nord. litteratur udgivne Rímur samt til de af Dr. O. Jiriczek udgivne Bósarímur. SUGNL 51. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  5. 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.
  6. ÍO = Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. 1989. Íslensk orðsifjabók. Reykjavík: Orðabók Háskólans.
  7. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  8. S-G = Gering, Hugo. 1927-31. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben von B. Sijmons. I: Götterlieder. II: Heldenlieder. Halle: Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses.
  9. Rygh, Oluf. 1904. Norske elvenavne. Efter offentlig foranstaltning utgivne med tilføiede forklaringer af K. Rygh. Kristiania (Oslo): Cammermeyer.
  10. Internal references
  11. Not published: do not cite (GylfIII)
  12. Not published: do not cite ()


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