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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects

C. Indices of Names and Terms

1. Ethnic Names (MCR)
2. Indigenous Terms (MCR)
3. Personal Names (MCR)
4. Place names (MCR)
5. Miscellaneous Names (MCR)

(Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects > C. Indices of Names and Terms > 2. Indigenous Terms)

2. Indigenous Terms (MCR)

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

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