Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.



Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Þul Sverða 7III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Sverða heiti 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 802.

Anonymous ÞulurSverða heiti

text and translation

Skelkvingr, fylvingr,         flæmingr, skerðingr,
skotningr, Skilfingr,         Skǫfnungr, rifjungr,
brotningr, Hvítingr,         Bæsingr, Tyrfingr,
hœkingr ok hringr;         hittask mun nættingr.

Skelkvingr, fylvingr, flæmingr, skerðingr, skotningr, Skilfingr, Skǫfnungr, rifjungr, brotningr, Hvítingr, Bæsingr, Tyrfingr, hœkingr ok hringr; hittask mun nættingr.
‘Terrifier, fylvingr, chaser, notcher, shooter, Skilfingr, Skǫfnungr, tearer, broken one, Hvítingr, Bæsingr, Tyrfingr, hooked one and ring; one will come across night-bringer.

notes and context

Only two of the heiti in this stanza are given in LaufE (see Notes to ll. 1 and 6 below). Aside from five heiti that appear in st. 10 and two heiti from st. 11, none of the heiti in sts 8-11 is recorded in LaufE.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], IV. l. Sverða heiti 7: AI, 663-4, BI, 664, Skald I, 328, NN §§348A, 2565A; SnE 1848-87, I, 566, II, 476, 560, 620, SnE 1931, 201, SnE 1998, I, 120.


Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.


Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.