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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Veðra 1III/2 — élreki ‘storm-driver’

Veðr, byrr, vǫnsuðr,         vindr, élreki,
glygg, blær ok gustr,         gráp, logn, þoka,
regn, úr, rota,         ríð, myrkvi, él,
fjúk, fok, mugga,         frost, Kári, hregg.

Veðr, byrr, vǫnsuðr, vindr, élreki, glygg, blær ok gustr, gráp, logn, þoka, regn, úr, rota, ríð, myrkvi, él, fjúk, fok, mugga, frost, Kári, hregg.

Gale, fair breeze, wanderer, wind, storm-driver, tempest, airstream and gust, hailstorm, calm, mist, rain, drizzle, rainstorm, storm, darkness, hail, blizzard, snow-drift, mugginess, frost, Kári, hailstorm.


[2] élreki (m.) ‘storm-driver’: The heiti is attested in skaldic poetry from the C12th-13th (e.g. ESk Lv 6/3II). See also Note to Þul Elds 1/3-4.



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