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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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TorfE Lv 1I l. 3

dolga — of enemies


dolgr (noun m.; °dat. -; -ar): enemy, battle


[3] dolga: so F, J1ˣ, J2ˣ, 332ˣ, 761bˣ, dœla with dolga in margin Kˣ, FskAˣ, ‘dela’ Flat, dœla 301ˣ


[3] dolga ‘of enemies’: (a) This reading is attested in mss from both branches of the Hkr stemma, and in 332ˣ, and is adopted in several eds (e.g. Skj B; Orkn 1913-16; ÍF 26; von See 1960; ÍF 34). (b) Dœla ‘of the men of the valleys’ occurs in , Flat and the Fsk transcripts and is the lectio difficilior (it is adopted in Hkr 1991, 1, 81-2 and ÍF 29). Its precise force in this context is not clear, but it could designate men from the (Norwegian) valleys who supported the sons of Haraldr hárfagri.



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