This is a backup server for Any changes made here will be lost.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

Note to stanza

1. 57. Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 22 [Vol. 1, 978]

[4] hundmargr ‘immense’: Damage to the foot of the R leaf here makes it impossible now to ascertain the second element of this word and the following words. Af Petersens in Jvs 1879 prints ‑margr as a conjecture, while Finnur Jónsson in Skj prints it as a reading. Hundmargr fits sense and metre, and the same adj. qualifies herr ‘army’ in Hfr ErfÓl 5/1-2 and Þfagr Sveinn 1/7-8II. Sveinbjörn Egilsson in Fms 11 favours hundingja, which resembles the 65ˣ reading, and glosses it víkingi ‘the viking’ in Fms 12, presumably taking it as a generalised use of the name of the legendary King Hundingi, who features in Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis (see SkP VIII). See ÞHjalt Lv 2/7-8 and Note for a similarly problematic instance of Hundings, emended in Skj B to hundmargs


© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.

This is a backup server for Any changes made here will be lost.