Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Magnfl 10II l. 6

snœridǫrr — the thonged javelins


snœridarr (noun n.): [thonged javelins]



[6] snœridǫrr ‘thonged javelins’: Another unique piece of ‘weapon’ terminology (cf. st. 9/1 and Note), but a cpd containing darr n. ‘spear’, and clear in meaning since snœri n. is a (twisted) cord or thong, and Þjóðólfr portrays Magnús holding many a spear by the snœri in st. 17; see also Falk 1914, 87.



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