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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Á 5III/1 — Gilling ‘Gilling’

Gilling ok Níl,         Ganges, Tvedda,
Luma, vervaða,         Leira ok Gunnþró,
Víð, Svǫl, Vegsvinn,         yn, Þjóðnuma,
Fjǫrm, Strǫnd ok Spé         ok Fimbulþul.

Gilling ok Níl, Ganges, Tvedda, Luma, vervaða, Leira ok Gunnþró, Víð, Svǫl, Vegsvinn, yn, Þjóðnuma, Fjǫrm, Strǫnd ok Spé ok Fimbulþul.

Gilling and Nile, Ganges, Tweed, Luma, one waded by men, Loire and Gunnþró, Víð, Svǫl, Vegsvinn, yn, Þjóðnuma, Fjǫrm, Strǫnd and Spey and Fimbulþul.


[1] Gilling: ‘[…]ng’ B, ‘Gilling’ 744ˣ


[1] Gilling (f.): A hap. leg. According to Rygh (1904, 71), present-day Gillinga, a river on the border between Lom and Vågå in Oppland, Norway. Bugge (1875, 223) identifies ON Gilling as the name of a small river in England, a tributary of the Ouse, but such a river is not mentioned in Ekwall (1928) and it cannot be traced on modern maps. The name seems to be related to the strong verb gjalla ‘resound’ (Finnur Jónsson 1933-4, 266). Cf. also m. Gillingr, the name of a giant (Þul Jǫtna II 2/5).



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