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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Ólsv Kristdr 2III

[3] hlýrnir fekk stjǫrnum stað ‘the sky found a place for the stars’: Cf. Vsp 5/7-8 (NK 2): stiǫrnor þat né visso, | hvar þær staði átto ‘the stars did not know where they should be placed’. For hlýrnir as a heiti for ‘sky, heaven’, see Note to Þul Himins I l. 13.


  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. Internal references
  4. Not published: do not cite ()
  5. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Himins heiti I’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 905.


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