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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Skipa 4III/5 — vigg ‘steed’

Knǫrr, kuggr, knúi,         keipull, eikja,
dreki, Elliði,         drómundr ok prámr,
fura, vigg, galeið,         ferja, skalda,
fley, flaust ok þekkr,         fartíðr ok lið.

Knǫrr, kuggr, knúi, keipull, eikja, dreki, Elliði, drómundr ok prámr, fura, vigg, galeið, ferja, skalda, fley, flaust ok þekkr, fartíðr ok lið.

Merchant-ship, cog, knuckle, coble, rowing boat, dragon, Elliði, dromon and prámr, fir, steed, galley, ferry, punt, ferry, floating one and pleasant one, travel-famous one and fleet.


[5] vigg: víg


[5] vigg (n.) ‘steed’: This word does not occur elsewhere as a poetic word for ‘ship’ and may be a half-kenning (cf. such ship-kennings as hlunnvigg ‘slipway steed’ in SnSt Ht 74/2).



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