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Veðra heiti — Þul VeðraIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Veðra 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. 917.

 

This þula (Þul Veðra) contains heiti for ‘wind’ and it is recorded in mss A (main ms.) and B (and 744ˣ) of Skm (SnE). In both mss, the þula has the heading Veðra heiti ‘Names for wind’ (in A, as usual, written in red ink). In the þulur-sequence, Þul Veðra is preceded by Þul Himins II and followed by Þul Elds. Six of the heiti in the present þula are recorded in the prose list of terms for ‘weather’ in Skm (SnE 1998, I, 90), i.e. veðr, byrr ‘gale, fair breeze’ (l. 1), vindr ‘wind’ (l. 2), glygg, gustr ‘tempest, gust’ (l. 3) and hregg ‘hailstorm’ (l. 8). An additional four heiti occur in the stanza from Alv cited in Skm to illustrate such heiti (loc. cit.), and another ten heiti from the present list are added to the prose list of Skm in ms. A(14v) (see Notes below). The þula is not included in LaufE, but eight of the heiti are given in RE 1665(Ll3) under terms for ‘wind’, and some of these must have been taken from the þula because they are not present in the prose of Skm.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  3. Internal references
  4. 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].
  5. Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
  6. Not published: do not cite ()
  7. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Elds 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. 920.
  8. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Laufás Edda (LaufE)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
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