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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Á 5III/7 — Fjǫrm ‘Fjǫrm’

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.


[7] Fjǫrm: ‘fiorn’ , forn C


[7] Fjǫrm (f.): Lit. ‘rushing one, hurrying one’. This is a mythical river (Grí 27/4; Gylf, SnE 2005, 9, 33), but cf. the Old Norse p. n. Fjarma(r)staðir, which seems to be derived from the river-name Fjǫrm, related to New Norw. fjarma ‘rush, spring forward’ (ÍO: Fjǫrm; Rygh 1904, 51; Finnur Jónsson 1933-4, 263; Hale 1983, 170).



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