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Note to Vitg Lv 1I

[6] réttilbeini: The meaning of this nickname is unclear. Possibilities include ‘with equally long legs’ (Finnur Jónsson 1907, 221 and LP: réttilbeini); ‘one who stretches his legs’ (LP: réttilbeini); and ‘straight in build’ (ÍF 26, 126 n. 1).


  1. Bibliography
  2. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Finnur Jónsson. 1907. ‘Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur’. ÅNOH, 161-381.


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