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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects

 
1. Contents (MCR)
2. Volume Editor’s Preface (MCR)
3. Acknowledgements (MCR)
4. Abbreviations (MCR)
5. Sigla list (TW)
6. Technical Terms (MCR)
7. The Contributors (MCR)
8. Introduction (MCR)
–. Christian Skaldic Poetry: The Corpus
A. Bibliography (MH)
B. Index of First Lines (TW)
C. Indices of Names and Terms (MCR)
H. General Index (TW)
X. - Changes since printing (TW)

(Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects > C. Indices of Names and Terms)

C. Indices of Names and Terms (MCR)


(subheadings only)

 
1. Ethnic Names

Egðir, people of Agder (ON Agðir), South Norway — ESk Geisl 26/5

Frakkar, the Franks — Heil 10/8

Girkjar, the Greeks — ESk Geisl 44/7 (see also Grikir)

Grikir, the Greeks — ESk Geisl 52/8 (see also Girkjar)

Gyðingar, the Jews — Gyð 8/4, Mgr 4/1 (see also Júðar)

Húnir, the Huns — Mey 54/5

Hǫrðar, people of Hordaland (ON Hǫrðaland), West Norway — ESk Geisl 15/8, 21/1, 39/3

Innþrœndir, people from inner Trøndelag, Northwest Norway — ESk Geisl 17/3

Jórsalamenn, inhabitants of Jerusalem — Leið 6/4

Júðar, the Jews — Lil 53/2, Mey 5/3, Mgr 8/7, 12/7, 13/4, 21/4 (see also Gyðingar)

Langbarðar, Langobards, people living in Northern Italy [= Italians] — Pl 55/8

Mærir, people of Møre (ON Mœrr), West Norway — ESk Geisl 12/5

Norðmenn, Norwegians — ESk Geisl 11/4, 55/8

Raumar, people of Romerike (ON Raumaríki), South-Central Norway — ESk Geisl 15/4, 43/5

Seljumenn, the men of Selja, companions of S. Sunniva — Mey 53/1

Sknungar, people of Skåne (ON Skney), South Sweden (in the Middle Ages part of Denmark) — ESk Geisl 35/2

Sygnar, people of Sogn, West Norway — ESk Geisl 22/5

Vinðr, the Wends — ESk Geisl 40/1

Væringjar the Varangians, Scandinavian mercenary soldiers in service of Byzantine Emperors — ESk Geisl 53/8

Þrœndir, people of Trøndelag, Northwest Norway — ESk Geisl 11/1, 13/5

 
2. Indigenous Terms

Indigenous terms occurring in volume VII poems for which there is no precise English equivalent

Alþingi, the Althing, general assembly (used of Last Judgement) — Líkn 26/6

dís, minor female deity — Mv II 15/5, Sól 25/1

drápa, poem with refrain — Kálf Kátr 2/8, 3/1, Mdr 28/1

drótt, ruler’s personal retinue, court retinue — ESk Geisl 12/4, 15/3, 18/3, 28/8

flokkr, long poem without refrain — Mv II 24/1, Mv III 30/8

háttr, metre, verse-form — Mey 17/1

hauldr (Norw.) = hǫlðr (Icel.), free farmer, (poetic) man — ESk Geisl 4/6, 6/7

hirð, king’s or earl’s bodyguard, court retinue — Mdr 6/3

hǫfðingi, chieftain, leader (used of Virgin Mary) — Gamlkan Has 61/2

mundriði, part of a sword hilt — ESk Geisl 48/3

norn, goddess of fate — Mv II 6/7, Sól 51/1

skokkr part of a ship, deck-plank — Pl 38/8

slæmr (or slœmr), concluding section of a drápaGamlkan Has 46/6, Kálf Kátr 34/4, Leið 34/1, Mdr 28/4, Mgr 37/2

stef, refrain of a skaldic drápaESk Geisl 18/4, Kálf Kátr 17/4, 34/1, Leið 13/1, 34/2, Mdr 28/4, Mey 17/2, Mgr 16/2, 28/4, Pl 11/4

stefjabálkr, middle section of drápa containing refrains — Pét 36/8 (see also stef)

stefjaskifti, change of refrains — Mey 29/2 (see also stef)

stefjasmíði, composition of refrains — Heil 9/2 (see also stef)

steflig, ‘fit for a stef, in form of a stef’ — Lil 2/7, 51/4 (see also stef)

stuðill, prop, support, in poetry the alliterating staves in odd ll. of sts — Kálf Kátr 34/1, Lil 2/6, Pét 36/7

súð, overlapping edges of planks of a clinker-built ship — Gamlkan Has 3/7

upphaf, beginning section of a skaldic poem — Brúðv 1/1

valbǫst, decorative metal plate on sword handle, sword hilt — ESk Geisl 43/8

véttrim, metal ring, either between sword guard and handle or between pommel and sword handle — ESk Geisl 47/4

þing, assembly (used of Last Judgement) — Gamlkan Has 32/1, Líkn 27/1, Lil 72/1

ǫndvegi high-seat — Mdr 1/3

 
3. Personal Names

Ádám, Adam, the first man — Lil 12/3, 13/1, 17/5, 18/3, 19/8, 22/2, 43/2, 64/4

Adriánus, the Emperor Hadrian — Mey 58/5, Pl 58/7

Ágáða, S. Agatha — Mey 26/1, 28/5

Ágapítus, son of Eustace/Plácitus and Theopista — Pl 6/6

Agnes, S. Agnes — Mey 30/1, 31/8, 32/8

Almákíus, Almacius, a Roman prefect — Mey 19/1

Alphéus, Alphaeus, husband of Mary 2 — Mey 8/2

Annanías, New Testament figure — Pet 33/1

Ánastásía, S. Anastasia — Mey 42/1

Andréas, the Apostle Andrew — Alpost 3/1, 3/10, Andr 1/5, 2/2, 3/3, 4/3, Mey 1/8, Mv I 2/2, Mv II 2/3, Mv III 2/4, Pét 11/2, Vitn 2/1

Anna, Anna, mother of Virgin Mary — Mey 7/2

Anna, prophetess, daughter of Phanuel  Mgr 6/8

Árón, Aaron, brother of Moses — Mgr 1/5

Aspásíus, judge, killer of S. Agnes — Mey 32/3

Baldr, Norse god — Brúðv 6/6, 16/1, Kálf Kátr 4/4, Pl 30/3, 41/5

Baptista, John the Baptist — Pét 13/1 (see also Jón)

Barbara, S. Barbara — Mey 52/1

Bartoloméus, the Apostle Bartholomew — Alpost 9/2, 9/10

Baugreyrir, ‘?ring-stirrer’, name of a man — Sól 56/6

Benedict, brother of S. Knútr — Heil 20/1

Benedictus, S. Benedict of Nursia — Mey 56/5

Bil, Norse goddess — Gamlkan Has 52/8, Mv I 14/6, 23/7

Bingvör, name of a woman — Sól 76/1

Blásíus, S. Blaise — Heil 16/1, 17/3, 19/1

Brígiða, S. Brigid of Kildare — Mey 50/3

Byrfill, sea-king name — Pl 35/1

Böðveig, daughter of Njörðr — Sól 79/4

Cécílía, S. Cecilia — Mey 18/6, 20/4, 21/4

Céphás, alternative name for S. Peter — Pét 27/3

Clémens, Pope Clement I — Heil 10/5

Constancía, S. Constantia — Mey 57/5

Dávíð, David, King of Israel — Gamlkan Has 48/2, Mv III 19/7

Díocleciánus, the Emperor Diocletian — Heil 26/3, Mey 40/3

Díonísiús, S. Denis — Heil 10/2, 13/2

Dómiciánus, king of Rome — Heil 11/2

Drótt, name of a queen — Brúðv 30/7

Eindriði ungi ‘the young’, Norw. traveller to Constantinople — ESk Geisl 45/3

Elíás, the prophet Elijah — Pét 20/7

Elutéríum, Eleutherius, a deacon, companion of S. Denis — Heil 11/4

Endill, sea-king name — Pl 51/6

Énéas, man raised from his sickbed by S. Peter — Pét 54/1

Eufémía, S. Euphemia — Mey 46/1

Evstákíus, S. Eustace (see also Plácitus) — Pl 6/2, 11/7, 18/7, 25/7

Éva, Eve, wife of Adam, the first man — Lil 13/2, 16/1, 16/5, 18/1, 18/5, 43/3, 66/1,  66/2, Mdr 31/8

Eysteinn Haraldsson gilla, Norw. king (r. 1136-57), patron of Einarr Skúlason — ESk Geisl 8/2, 71/6

Eyvindr bifra ‘shaker, trembler’, assassin of S. Knútr — Heil 20/5

Fégjarn ‘money-eager’, allegorical figure — Sól 63/5

Félícitas, S. Felicity — Mey 57/1

Fíðes, S. Fides (Faith) — Mey 58/3

Filippus, the Apostle Phillip — Alpost 7/2, 7/10

Freyr, name of a Norse god — Brúðv 8/5, 9/5

Gabriél, Gabríel, the angel Gabriel — Lil 27/3, Mdr 25/8, 31/4

Gautr, alternative name for Óðinn — Brúðv 23/7, Gamlkan Has 13/1, 42/7

Gefn, alternative name for Norse goddess Freyja — Pl 17/3

Glammi, sea-king name — Leið 16/2

Glævaldr, name of a man — Sól 54/3

Gutthormr Gunnhildarson, nephew of S. Óláfr — ESk Geisl 31/1, 34/3

Gylfi, sea-king name — Pl 35/5

Hallur, father of the poet Kálfr — Kálf Kátr 1/8

Hallvarðr, S. Hallvard of Vík (Oslofjord area of Norway) — Heil 22/1, 23/8

Hamðir, Germanic hero — ESk Geisl 52/7, Gyð 4/8

Haraldr grenski ‘the one from Grenland’ Guðróðarson, father of Óláfr Haraldsson — ESk Geisl 51/4

Haraldr inn harðráði ‘the hard-ruler’ Sigurðarson, King of Norway (r. 1047-66), half- brother of Óláfr Haraldsson — ESk Geisl 49/2

Hel, female guardian of the underworld and/or place where the dead live — Heil 16/6, Sól 37/1, 38/4, 67/4

Héródes, Heródes, Herod, King of Judea — Mgr 7/2, Pét 50/1

Herðir, name of a man — Sól 76/2

Hildr, valkyrie name — ESk Geisl 70/6, Kálf Kátr 43/3, Mv I 24/5, Pl 19/7

Hlér, alternative name for Norse sea-deity Ægir — Gyð 2/7

Hlín, alternative name of Norse goddess, probably Frigg — Kálf Kátr 5/2, Mv I 26/2

Hlǫkk, valkyrie name — Gamlkan Has 14/2, Kálf Kátr 22/4, Pl 21/4

Hugi hinn sterki ‘the strong’, Hugh de Morville, assailant of S. Thomas Becket — Heil 1/8

Hǫrn, alternative name of goddess Freyja — ESk Geisl 37/1, Kálf Kátr 13/5

Ingi Haraldsson gilla, brother of Eysteinn and Sigurðr, joint rulers of Norway (r. 1136-?) — ESk Geisl 8/5

Ingvarr, killer of S. Edmund of East Anglia — Heil 7/1

Iði, name of a giant — Kálf Kátr 38/6, 39/2

Ísák, Old Testament figure — Kálf Kátr 26/8

Jákób, Old Testament figure — Kálf Kátr 15/4

Jácób, Jácobus, Jacóbus the Apostle James the Great — Alpost 5/1, 5/10, Mey 9/8; the Apostle James the Less — Alpost 8/5, 8/10, Mey 8/5

Játmundr, S. Edmund, King of East Anglia — Heil 5/3, 8/7

Jésús, Jesus — Alpost 4/4, 4/9, Brúðv 32/5, 33/1, Heil 11/3, Kálf Kátr 40/8, Lil 35/5, 36/8, 40/1, 41/3, 43/6, 48/2, 49/1, 50/1, 51/2, 58/7, 59/3, 60/1, 62/6, 63/1, 64/4, 65/2, 71/3, 80/1, 85/7, 88/7, Mdr 7/1, 19/5, Mey 1/6, 4/1, 4/7, 29/3, 30/2, Mgr 5/7, 17/7, 19/2, 25/2, 31/6, 35/3, 37/5, 39/6, 51/5, Pét 25/2, Vitn 25/4 (see also Jésús Kristr, Jésús Kristus, Kristr, Kristr Jésús, Kristus)

Jésús Kristr, Jesus Christ — Andr 4/1, Heil 8/5, Kálf Kátr 1/4, 10/1, 36/2, Lil 37/5, 82/3 (see also Jésús, Jésús Kristus, Kristr, Kristr Jésús, Kristus)

Jésús Kristus, Jesus Christ — Mey 12/1, 15/3 (see also Jésús, Jésús Kristr, Kristr, Kristr Jésús, Kristus)

Jóachím, Joachim, father of the Virgin Mary — Mey 7/5

Jób enn gamli ‘the old’, Job, Old Testament figure — Pl 1/8, 26/8

Jóhannes, Jónas, Johannes, father of the Apostle Peter — Pét 11/1, 24/1, 25/1 (see also Símón)

Jón, the Apostle John — Alpost 4/1, 4/10, 5/2, Gamlkan Jóndr 3/8, Mey 9/7, Mgr 26/4, Ník Jóndr 2/5, 3/7

Jón, Jóhannes baptista, John the Baptist — Leið 24/1, Lil 37/4

Jóan, Jón Birgisson, first archbishop of Trondheim — ESk Geisl 9/3

Jósép, Joseph, brother of James the Less, Simon and Thaddaeus — Mey 8/6

Jósép, Joseph of Arimathea — Mgr 34/3

Júdás, disciple of Christ — Lil 48/4

Júliána, S. Juliana — Mey 44/1

Jǫrð, Earth, name of a Norse goddess or giantess — Pl 24/7

Kálfr, name of the poet of Kátr — Kálf Kátr 49/1 (see also Vitulus)

Káritas, S. Caritas (Charity) — Mey 58/3

Káterín, Káterína, Kátrín, Kátrína S. Catherine of Alexandria — Kálf Kátr 3/5, 13/3, 15/5, 17/8, 19/1, 21/8, 22/2, 25/8, 27/1, 32/1, 33/8, 44/6, 49/1, 51/1, Mey 22/5, 23/1, 24/5

Klára, S. Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) — Mey 57/6

Knútr, S. Knud of Denmark (r. 1080-6) — Heil 20/3, 21/5

Kostus, Costus, father of S. Catherine of Alexandria — Kálf Kátr 4/1

Kreppvör, female figure, daughter of Njörðr — Sól 79/5

Kristína, S. Christina — Mey 48/1, 49/8

Kristr, Kristur, Christ — Alpost 2/10, 4/5, 8/2, Andr 2/3, Brúðv 1/5, 7/4, 26/6, 27/5, ESk Geisl 4/3, 11/3, 33/3, 68/7, Gamlkan Has 5/2, 35/2, 37/3, Heil 9/7, 14/7, 19/7, 24/7, Heildr 9/8, Kálf Kátr 2/3, 15/5, 24/4, 27/1, 38/8, 50/7, Kolb Jónv 1/3, Law 1/6, Leið 15/1, 28/4, 37/7, 40/4, 41/3, 42/7, Líkn 13/5, 17/5, 21/5, 24/6, 25/5, 27/8, 29/5, 31/2, 32/4, Lil 5/3, 46/1, 49/7, 53/3, 66/4, 66/5, 81/1, 95/6, 96/2, Mdr 3/7, 7/7, 12/7, 19/4, 21/7, 27/3, 31/3, 33/7, 35/6, 43/7, Mey 4/3, 6/2, 11/6, 19/4, 22/1, 28/4, 49/7, 53/3, Mgr 12/1, 19/1, 25/6, 34/3, 36/2, 44/2, 51/1, Mv I 3/5, Mv II 21/4, Mv III 8/3, 17/1, Ník Jóndr 1/3, 2/4, Pét 8/7, 9/2, 15/5, 17/4, 17/6, 23/5, 24/8, 37/8, 38/5, 49/8, 54/3, Pl 6/4, 10/3, 11/3, 37/2, Vitn 22/8 (see also Jésús, Jésús Kristr, Jésús Kristus, Kristr Jésús, Kristus)

Kristr Jésús — Kálf Kátr 25/4 (see also Jésús, Jésús Kristr, Jésús Kristus, Kristr, Kristus)

Kristus, Christ — Alpost 2/5, Gamlkan Jóndr 1/2, Pét 12/3, 34/5, 54/3 (see also Jésús, Jésús Kristr, Jésús Kristus, Kristr, Kristr Jésús)

Línus, S. Linus, S. Peter’s successor in the see of Rome — Mey 55/4

Listvör, woman’s name — Sól 76/1

Lofn, goddess name — Kálf Kátr 18/6, 23/7

Longínus, Longinus, Roman soldier who pierced Christ’s side at the Crucifixion — Mgr 29/6

Lúcía, S. Lucy of Rome — Mey 40/1

Lúcía, S. Lucy of Sicily — Mey 38/1, 39/3

Magnús inn góði ‘the good’ Óláfsson, son of S. Óláfr, King of Norway (r. 1035-47) — ESk Geisl 27/4, 29/4

Magðaléna, Magdaléna, Mary Magdalene — Mey 11/4, 13/5, Mgr 12/3, 34/7 (see also Máría)

Malkus, Malchus, killer of S. Margaret — Mey 35/7

Margaréta, S. Margaret of Antioch — Mey 34/2, 36/5

Máría, Mary 1, the Virgin Mary — Alpost 4/6, Brúðv 6/2, 31/1 Gamlkan Has 59/4 Kálf Kátr 5/8, 9/1, 17/6, 21/6, 25/6, 29/6, 33/6, 49/6, Kolb Jónv 3/3, Lil  24/5, 25/1, 28/2, 31/6, 44/1, 57/1, 57/2, 58/1, 69/1, 80/8, 82/1, 85/4, 87/1, 87/4, 91/1-8, 94/7, 95/1, 95/8, 99/3, Mdr 3/1, 6/1, 8/2, 12/1, 13/1, 26/1, 29/1, Mey 1/6, 2/7, 3/8, 4/6, 5/1, 6/1, 7/3, 7/7, 10/3, 17/7, 21/7, 25/7, 29/6, 33/6, 37/6, 58/7, 59/1, 60/1, Mgr 4/3, 7/8, 10/1, 17/1, 19/4, 25/1, 28/8, 29/1, 32/8, 33/1, 36/8, 46/1, 47/1, 52/6, Mv I 3/7, 15/7, 17/3, 20/5, 24/7, 26/7, 28/8, 29/5, Mv II 6/6, 7/6, 10/2,13/8, 22/1, Mv III 2/6, 6/3, 8/6, 9/7, 11/7, 13/1, 21/7, 26/7, 27/1, 28/1, 29/1, 30/5, Pét 6/4,Vitn 2/5, 8/8, 17/4, 20/1, 22/8, 24/6

Máría, Mary 2, wife of Alphaeus — Mey 8/1

Máría, Mary 3, wife of Zebedee — Mey 9/1

Máría, Mary Magdalene — Gamlkan Has 52/1, Mey 11/3, 13/6, Mgr 12/4 (see also Magðaléna)

Máría, S. Mary of Egypt — Mey 14/3, 15/6, 16/6

Mathéas, S. Matthew the Apostle — Alpost 10/3, 10/9

Matthías, S. Matthias the Apostle — Alpost 13/1, 13/10

Maurícíus, S. Maurice — Heil 25/1, 26/5

Maxencíus, Maxentius, Roman emperor — Kálf Kátr 5/7, Mey 22/2

Meiti, sea-king name — Brúðv 15/8, Gyð 7/2

Mist, valkyrie name — Gamlkan Has 2/2, 5/2, 61/3, Líkn 27/8

Móíses, Móises, Moses, Old Testament figure — Leið 18/2, 19/4, Lil 13/2 Pét 20/8

Móði, name of Norse god, son of Þórr — Pl 31/3

Naðarénus, ‘the one from Nazareth’, Jesus Mgr 39/5

Nanna, Norse goddess, wife of god Baldr — Kálf Kátr 10/2, 13/7, Mey 30/6, Mv I 9/5

Njǫrðr, Njörðr, name of Norse god — Brúðv 14/1, 26/3, Gyð 7/6, Kálf Kátr 44/2, Sól 79/2; pl. Nirðir — ESk Geisl 55/3, Pl 56/3

Nói, Noah, Old Testament figure — Leið 16/4

Óláfr inn helgi ‘the saint’ Haraldsson, S. Óláfr, King of Norway (r. 1015-30) — ESk Geisl 1/8, 7/3, 10/1, 18/8, 21/8, 23/7, 24/8, 27/8, 30/8, 31/3, 33/8, 35/3, 36/8, 39/8, 41/4, 42/8, 43/3, 45/6, 50/4, 51/7, 54/4, 61/5, 66/1, 67/4, 69/1

Ólíbríus, Olybrius, would-be suitor of S. Margaret — Mey 34/5

Óttarr svarti ‘the black’, Icel. skald of S. Óláfr — ESk Geisl 12/4

Óðinn, name of Norse god — Kálf Kátr 6/8, Sól 77/1

Páll, Paulus, S. Paul the Apostle — Alpost 2/1, 2/2, 2/10, Heil 10/3

Páskásíus, Pascasius, suitor of S. Lucy of Sicily — Mey 38/4

Perpétúa, Perpetua, wife of S. Peter — Pét 12/2

Pétr, Pétur, Pétrus, S. Peter the Apostle — Alpost 1/1, 1/10, 2/6, Gamlkan Has 50/7, Mey 55/1, Pét 4/8, 8/4, 12/4, 16/3, 18/4, 19/3, 22/8, 25/1, 26/3, 27/1, 34/6, 36/4, 37/3,  44/5, 49/3, 51/2, 53/8, 54/7

Petronilla, daughter of S. Peter — Mey 55/2, Pét 12/5

Pharaóni, Pharaoh — Leið 18/8

Pilátus, Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea — Mgr 12/6

Plácitus, S. Eustace — Pl 11/6, 18/6, 25/6, 34/4, 35/4, 40/4, 42/8, 44/4, 47/4, 50/8, 59/4 (see also Eustákíus)

Porphíríus, Porphyry, head of the Emperor Maxentius’s troops — Kálf Kátr 28/5, 41/1

Potenciána, S. Putentiana — Mey 57/4

Praxis, S. Praxis — Mey 57/3

Priska, S. Prisca — Mey 57/7

Priskus, Priscus, torturer of S. Euphemia — Mey 46/3

Próbus, Probus, torturer of S. Anastasia — Mey 42/5

Púsina, S. Pusina — Mey 57/8

Quinciánus, Quintian, suitor of S. Agatha — Mey 26/5

Rán, name of Norse supernatural figure, wife of Ægir — Brúðv 18/5

Ráðný, name of a woman — Sól 16/2

Reginn, name of a dwarf — ESk Geisl 48/4

Reifnir, sea-king name — ESk Geisl 49/3, 54/7

Reinaldr, Reginald Fitzurse, assailant of S. Thomas Becket — Heil 1/7

Rígarðr, Richard Brito, assailant of S. Thomas Becket — Heil 1/5

Rist (= Hrist), valkyrie name — Kálf Kátr 24/4

Rúnolfr, name of a man who helped the poet of Leið compose his drápaLeið 43/8

Rustícus, Rusticus, priest, companion of S. Denis — Heil 11/3

Sábína, S. Sabina — Mey 57/2

Sága, name of Norse goddess — Kálf Kátr 26/3, 35/7, Mey 52/7

Saphíra, name of a woman in the New Testament — Pét 33/5

Sátán, Satan — Mv III 24/5

Saulus, name of S. Paul before he became Christian — Alpost 2/2

Sigurðr Jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem traveller’ Magnússon, King of Norway (r. 1103-30) — ESk Geisl 70/6

Sigurðr munnr ‘mouth’ Haraldsson gilla, Norw. king, brother of Eysteinn and Ingi (r. 1136-55) — ESk Geisl 8/3

Sigvatr Þórðarson, Icel. skald of S. Óláfr — ESk Geisl 12/1

Síméon, Simeon, priesr who blessed Jesus in the temple — Mgr 6/7

Símón, S. Simon the Apostle — Alpost 11/1, 11/9, Mey 8/8

Símón (bar Jóna), Simon Peter the Apostle — Pét 11/1, 23/1, 24/1-2 (see also Pétr)

Síniformus, tormentor of S. Agnes — Mey 31/5

Sjǫfn, Norse goddess name — Pl 14/1

Skartheðinn, name of a man — Sól 11/2

Skólastika, S. Scholastica — Mey 56/1

Skuld, valkyrie name — Brúðv 16/1

Skögul, valkyrie name — Brúðv 14/4

Soffía, S. Sophia — Mey 58/2

Sól, Norse goddess name. personfication of the sun — Brúðv 13/5, Mv I 12/5

Sólkatla, name of a woman — Sól 78/2

Spes, S. Spes (Hope) — Mey 58/3

Sunnefa, S. Sunniva — Mey 53/1

Sváfaðr, name of a man — Sól 11/2

Sváfr, name of a man — Sól 80/3

Sváfrlogi, name of a man — Sól 80/3

Sævaldi, name of a man — Sól 9/2

Sörli, name of a man — Sól 20/2

Tábíta, Tabitha, name of a woman brought back to life by S. Peter — Pét 53/1

Taddéus, S. Thaddaeus, usually identified with the Apostle Jude — Alpost 12/2, 12/10, Mey 8/7

Tómas, S. Thomas the Apostle — Alpost 6/2, 6/10

Tómas, S. Thomas Becket — Heil 2/5, 3/8, 4/1

Trájánus, the Emperor Trajan — Pl 33/4, 58/4

Ullr, name of Norse god — Gyð 6/5; in pl. Ullar — Kálf Kátr 50/3

Unnarr, name of a man — Sól 9/2

Ussula, S. Ursula — Mey 54/3

Valeriánus, man betrothed to S. Cecilia — Mey 18/5

Véboði, name of a man — Sól 16/2

Vígdvalinn, name of a man or dwarf — Sól 78/6

Vígúlfr, name of a man — Sól 20/3

Viljálmr, William de Tracy, assailant of S. Thomas Becket — Heil 1/6

Vinnill, sea-king name — Pl 4/4

Vítulus ‘calf’ (Lat. = Kálfr), name of the poet of Kálf Kátr 51/3 (see also Kálfr)

Vǫr, name of a Norse goddess — Gamlkan Has 52/8

Yggr, alternative name for Óðinn — Kálf Kátr 46/8, Pl 34/3

Zébédéus, Zebedee, husband of Mary 3 — Mey 9/3

Þéopista, Theopista, wife of Eustace/Placidus — Pl 6/4, 50/4

Þéopistus, son of Eustace/Placidus and Theopista — Pl 6/8

Þórr, name of a Norse god — Kálf Kátr 6/8

Þrór, alternative name for Óðinn — Gamlkan Has 64/7, Pl 49/3, ? 56/5

Þróttr, alternative name for Óðinn — Brúðv 3/8, Gamlkan Has 11/4, 25/2, Leið 37/6, Pl 7/2, 40/5, 43/5, 48/2

Þrúðr, name of a Norse goddess — Kálf Kátr 4/8, 11/5, 15/1

Þundr, alternative name for Óðinn — Brúðv 9/7, 13/7, Kálf Kátr 42/2

Þungra, alternative name for Freyja — Pl 50/3

Þvinnill, sea-king name — Pl 30/2

Ægir, name of a Norse sea god or giant — Gamlkan Has 41/5

Ögustínus, S. Augustine — Mgr 4/2, 8/2, 9/8, 37/6

 
4. Place names

including river names & locations of battles

Aldi, Alden, island in Søndfjord, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway — Kolb Jónv 5/7

Alexandría, Alexandria — Kálf Kátr 5/1

Anteócía, Antioch — Mey 34/1

Bessaíðe, Bethsaida — Pét 10/1

Björgvin, Bergen, town in Norway — Mey 53/7

Danmǫrk, Denmark — ESk Geisl 36/4, Heil 21/6

Ebrón, Hebron — Pét 20/8 (see Note ad loc.)

England, England — Heil 5/1, 8/7, Mey 54/4

Gálílée sjór, sea of Galilee — Pét 15/3

Gallía, Gaul — Heil 10/6 (see also Valland)

Girkland, Greece — ESk Geisl 51/2

Hlíð, lit. ‘Mountainside’, Lia or Lien, farmstead in Bratsberg county, Strinda, Sør- Trøndelag, Norway — ESk Geisl 37/7

Hlýrskógsheiðr, Lyrskovshede, place in Southern Jutland, where King Magnús the Good fought the Wends, 28 September 1043 — ESk Geisl 28/5

Indía, India — Alpost 9/3

Írland, Ireland — Mey 53/2

Joppen, Joppe (Joppa) — Pét 53/5

Jórdán, Jórðn, the river Jordan — Kálf Kátr 9/4, Leið 24/3, Lil 37/3

Jórsalaborg, Jerusalem — Leið 30/4, Mey 15/2

Kápharnáum, Capernaum, town near the sea of Galilee — Pét 9/1

Kolni, Cologne — Mey 54/7

Kompostella, Compostela, Spain — Alpost 5/8

Krists kirkja, Kristkirken, Christ church, the cathedral in Trondheim — ESk Geisl 34/7

Lidda, Lydda — Pét 54/5

Listi, Lista, district in Southern Norway — Brúðv 7/4

Máríukirkja, church of Mary (location unspecified) — Mv I 14/3, Vitn 14/8

Miklagarðr, Constantinople, Byzantium — ESk Geisl 53/2, Gyð 2/4

Nið, Nidelven, river flowing through Niðaróss, medieval name for Trondheim — ESk Geisl 40/3

Párísborg, Paris — Heil 12/5

Persiðaland, land of the Persians — Alpost 11/3

Pézínavellir, Pezina plains, possibly in Bulgaria, location of battle between Greeks, Varangians and Petchenegs — ESk Geisl 52/4

Rín, river Rhine — Kálf Kátr 24/3

Róma, Rome — Alpost 1/4, Heil 11/2, 25/2, Mey 18/1, 30/2, 40/2, 54/4 (see also Rúm and Rúmsborg)

Rúm, Rome — Pl 57/5 (see also Róma and Rúmsborg)

Rúmsborg, Rome — Pl 15/1, 53/3 (see also Róma and Rúm)

Selja (in cpd Seljumenn ‘men of Selja’), Selja, island off the coast of Western Norway — Mey 53/1

Sikiley, Sicily — Mey 26/3, 38/2

Síón, Zion — Mv III 20/7

Skotland, Scotland (or possibly = Ireland) — Mey 50/2

Stiklastaðir, location of battle in Verdalen, Trøndelag, Norway, where King Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) died on 29 July 1030 — ESk Geisl 17/1-2, 43/7-8

Sýrland, Syria — Alpost 13/5, Heil 25/7

Valland, Gaul — Heil 26/1 (see also Gallia)

Vík, Oslofjord area of Norway — Heil 22/2

Vn, mythical river — Pl 2/7, 9/4

Ǫlvishaugr, lit. ‘Ǫlvir’s mound’, either Alstahaugen, Trondheim or farmstead of Alstadhaug in Skogn, Trøndelag — ESk Geisl 14/8

Ǫngulseyjarsund, lit. ‘the sound of Anglesey’, Menai Strait, between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales — ESk Geisl 31/7-8

 
5. Miscellaneous Names

Draupnir, gold ring belonging to Óðinn — Kálf Kátr 39/7

Dröfn, name of a wave — Kálf Kátr 40/8

Edda, title of Snorri Sturluson’s treatise on poetics — Lil 97/7

Fenrir, mythical wolf, son of god Loki — Mdr 16/1, Pl 16/7

Harmsól ‘sorrow-sun’, name of poem — Gamlkan Has 64/2

Hneitir ‘cutter’, name of King Óláfr Haraldsson’s sword — ESk Geisl 43/1

Huginn, name of one of Óðinn’s ravens — ESk Geisl 13/2, 29/4, 41/6

Hugsvinnsmál  ‘Speech of the Wise-minded One’, name of poem — Hsv 149

Kross, Crux, Christ’s Cross — Líkn 26/1, 27/1, 30/1, 31/1, 39/1, 42/6, 46/4

Laufi, name of a sword — Kálf Kátr 51/7

Leiðarvísan ‘Way-Guidance’, name of poem — Leið 44/8

Lilja ‘Lily’, name of poem — Lil 98/8

Sólarljóð ‘Song(s) of the Sun’, name of poem — Sól 81/4

Valr, name of a horse — Leið 16/7
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