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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Hesta 2III/5 — vígglitnir ‘war-glittering one’

Fákr, Léttfeti,         Fjǫrsvartnir, Valr,
fengr, Falhófnir,         fetmóðr ok Lungr,
Vakr, vígglitnir,         vindr, Tjaldari,
veðr, víðir, vigg         ok vegdraupnir.

Fákr, Léttfeti, Fjǫrsvartnir, Valr, fengr, Falhófnir, fetmóðr ok Lungr, Vakr, vígglitnir, vindr, Tjaldari, veðr, víðir, vigg ok vegdraupnir.

Fákr, Léttfeti, Fjǫrsvartnir, Valr, booty, Falhófnir, pace-tired one and Lungr, Vakr, war-glittering one, wind, Tjaldari, gust, wide one, steed and way-dripper.


[5] vígglitnir: ‘viglitnir’ A, B


[5] vígglitnir (m.) ‘war-glittering one’: Not otherwise attested as a heiti for horse. Both mss have ‘viglitnir’ and the emendation follows earlier eds (Skj B; Skald; NN §2157E). Cf. glitnir ‘shining one’ (st. 1/3 above) and the boar-heiti valglitnir ‘slaughter-shiner’ (Þul Galtar l. 1).



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