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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hál 2I l. 4

viðju — from Járnviðr


1. viðja (noun f.; °; -ur): [from Járnviðr] < Járnviðja (noun f.): Járnviðja


[4] ‑viðju: ‑viði J2ˣ


[4] járnviðju ‘the female from Járnviðr’: This is to be identified as Skaði, as the poem presently explains (cf. Hkr 1893-1901, IV). Vsp 40/2 represents Járnviðr as a forest in the east where a troll-woman gives birth to giants in the form of wolves (cf. Gylf, SnE 2005, 14; Simek 1993, 179). The p. n. means ‘Iron-wood’.



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