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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Ormarr Lv 2VIII (Heiðr 103)

[4] heiðr Myrkviðar ‘Myrkviðr’s heath’: Ms. 203ˣ’s original reading was Myrkheiðar heiðr ‘Myrkheiðr’s heath’; the correction is in another hand. R715ˣ reads just ‘Mirk heiðr’, which NK follows, but if it is a p. n. it is not otherwise known or mentioned elsewhere (cf. Jón Helgason 1967, 234). Heiðr 1672 emends to Mork oc heidar ‘borderland and heath’.


  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. Heiðr 1672 = Verelius, Olaus, ed. 1672. Hervarar Saga på Gammel Gotska. Uppsala: Curio.
  4. Jón Helgason, ed. 1967. Kviður af Gotum og Hunum: Hamðismál, Guðrúnarhvöt, Hlöðskviða. Reykjavík: Heimskringla.


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