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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Sólar 1III

[1] sól ok sunna ‘sun and sunlight’: In A and B, the initial position in the list is occupied by a poetic term for ‘sun’, sunna f., while in R, and C the first heiti mentioned is sól f., a common word for ‘sun’ in Old Norse. In Alv one belongs to the language of the gods, the other to the language of men (Alv 16/1-2 (NK 126)): Sól heitir með mǫnnom, | enn sunna með goðom ‘It is called sól among men, but sunna among the gods’.


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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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