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Note to stanza
[1, 2] frá láði skriðnu Finnum ‘from the land traversed on ski by the Saami’: This must be Finnmark (ON Finnmǫrk), a region of Norway inhabited by the Saami. The verb skríða (p. p. skriðinn) means ‘to ski, glide’, and in his preface to Gesta Danorum Saxo refers to the Saami as skritfinni lit. ‘skiing-Saami’ (Saxo 2005, I, 2, 9, pp. 82-3). On the Saami and skiing, see also Note to Keth Lv 3/4VIII (Ket 5).
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