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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 1. Víkingarvísur, 9 [Vol. 1, 547]

[4] Nýjamóðu ‘Nýjamóða’: It is likely that this represents the now obsolete p. n. Newemouth (recorded in 1286), ‘on the Suffolk coast between Orford and Aldeburgh’ (Townend 1998, 61). ON ný- is cognate with ME newe ‘new’, while ON móða normally means ‘river’ (LP: móða) but provides a useful approximation to OE mūða ‘mouth, estuary’. 


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