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Dœgra heiti — Þul DœgraIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Dœgra heiti’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 914. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3231> (accessed 21 September 2021)

 

This þula (Þul Dœgra) is recorded in mss A (main ms.) and B (and 744ˣ) of Skm (SnE). In both mss, the þula has the chapter heading Dœgra heiti ‘Names for day and night’, in A, as usual, written in red ink. Following the learned definition of dœgr as a period of twelve hours, the þula contains names for daytime and night-time. Cf. Rímbegla ( II, 7): í degi dęgr II, í dęgri stundir XII ‘in a day two dœgr, in a dœgr twelve hours’. On the meaning of dœgr, see also CVC: dægr and NN §30. In the sequence of the þulur, Þul Dœgra is preceded by Þul Tungls and followed by Þul Himins II. None of the heiti for ‘day’ is included in LaufE or RE 1665, but both of these compilations list eight of the heiti for ‘night’ (LaufE 1979, 297, 381-2; mss papp10ˣ(49v), 2368ˣ(120-121), 743ˣ(91v); RE 1665(Kk)), namely, nótt, svefngaman ‘night, dream-joy’ (l. 3), draum-Njǫrun ‘dream-Njǫrun’ (l. 4), nis, gríma, njól, myrkfaranis, mask, darkness, dusk-farer’ (ll. 5-6) and óljós ‘dark one’ (l. 7). Neither compilation has been considered in the present edition.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. LaufE 1979 = Faulkes, Anthony, ed. 1979. Edda Magnúsar Ólafssonar (Laufás Edda). RSÁM 13. Vol. I of Two Versions of Snorra Edda from the 17th Century. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar, 1977-9.
  4. CVC = Cleasby, Richard, Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and W. A. Craigie. 1957. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon.
  5. = Kålund, Kristian and Natanael Beckman. 1908-18. Alfræði íslenzk: Islandsk encyklopædisk litteratur. 3 vols. SUGNL 37, 41 and 45. Copenhagen: Møller.
  6. Internal references
  7. Edith Marold 2017, ‘Snorra Edda (Prologue, Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál)’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  8. (forthcoming), ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Skáldskaparmál’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=112> (accessed 21 September 2021)
  9. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Tungls heiti’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 911. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3230> (accessed 21 September 2021)
  10. Not published: do not cite ()
  11. (forthcoming), ‘ Unattributed, Laufás Edda’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=10928> (accessed 21 September 2021)
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