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Definition of the noun Alvíssmál
What does Alvíssmál mean as a name of something?
- The Sayings of Alvís (or) The Sayings of the All-Wise; the tenth book of the Poetic Edda.
Alvíssmál is a poem collected in the Poetic Edda, probably dating to the 12th century, that relates a conversation between Thor and a dwarf called Alvíss.
- also known as Alvissmal
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by David Clark
Lokasenna is centred either on internal godly strife or conflict between gods and giants, depending on one's view of Loki's heritage, and finally Alvíssmál is a contest between god (Þórr) and dwarf.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature
Alvíssmál, or the Sayings of Alvis, is actually a philological exercise under the semblance of a dialogue between Thor and Alvis the dwarf. In Vegtamskviða, or the Song of Vegtam, Odin questions a völva with regard to the meaning of the ...
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