Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 36. Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson, Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 1, 526]

[1] inn hvíti halr ‘the pale warrior’: This may be one of Erlingr’s sons (Hkr 1893-1901, IV), but Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson prefers to identify him with Erlingr himself (see Note to l. 4 below). Line 1 may be formulaic (cf. Egill Lv 31/2V, 34/8V (Eg 60, 63), Hfr Lv 17/1V (Hallfr 20) and GunnlI Lv 8/5V (Gunnl 13); cf. Fidjestøl 1982, 68), with the adj. used pejoratively.


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