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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þjóð Yt 8I

[6] til Vǫrva ‘to Vǫrvi’: Snorri in Yng treats Vǫrvi as a p. n., but no location has been discovered for it, with the exception of an uncertain attempt to identify it with the former Ger. p. n. Worwegen in the region south of the Vistula Lagoon (Zalew Wiślany) in Poland (Beckman 1960, 6). Noreen (1912a, 5-6) thinks it is a common noun, the gen. pl. of *vǫr (cf. OE w(e)aroþ ‘shore’), and he translates it as ‘of the beaches’ (cf. also McKinnell 2005, 72).


  1. Bibliography
  2. McKinnell, John. 2005. Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend. Cambridge: Brewer.
  3. Beckman, Bjarne. 1960. Sparven i Vǫrve: Studier över Ynglingatal 8. Lund: Berling.
  4. Noreen, Adolf. 1912a. ‘Till Ynglingatal’. In Xenia Lideniana: Festskrift tillägnad Prof. Evald Lidén på hans femtioårsdag, den 3 oktober 1912. Stockholm: Norstedt, 1-15.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite (YngII)


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