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Ótt Hfl 10I l. 3

breiða — broad


breiðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): broad, wide


[3] breiða: bæði 325VI, 78aˣ


[3] breiða ‘broad’: As Jesch (2001a, 61) notes, Óttarr also collocates this adj. with the noun borg in Ótt Knútdr 5/5-6: í breiðri | borg Hemminga ‘in broad Hemingbrough’, ‘suggesting certainly that Óttarr liked an easy alliteration but possibly also that large towns were still an imposing sight to Scandinavians’.



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