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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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TorfE Lv 5I l. 2

sannar — justified


2. sannr (adj.; °-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): true



[2] of sannar deilðir ‘because of justified conflicts’: Sannar deilðir is explained in LP: deild as hvor der ene part virkelig har grund til strid ‘where one party genuinely has grounds for conflict’ (and cf. Fritzner: sannr 3 for this sense of sannr, normally ‘true’). The reading of two of the Orkn mss, of sannar fréttir ‘over accurate news’, makes good sense, but the third ms., Flat, agrees with the Hkr witnesses.



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