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Note to Ótt Hfl 12I

[4] Túskalandi ‘Touraine’: Unlike Peita, this p. n. is not recorded in the extant stanzas of Sigv Víkv. Apparently the first element is a gen. pl., ‘of the Túskar’, but who the Túskar are is unknown. LP: Túskaland identifies the place with Touraine, and this has generally been accepted, but the philology of the name remains unclear, and indeed, it is possible that the <u> in the first syllable is short not long.


  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. Internal references
  4. Judith Jesch 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Víkingarvísur’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 532.


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