Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Poems, 2. Nóregs konungatal, 15 [Vol. 2, 771]

[2] hauldar ‘freeholders’: The emendation is in keeping with most earlier eds. Flat 1860-8, II emends to Hǫrðar ‘people of Hordaland’. For the Norw. form hauldr ‘freeholder’, see ANG §105 Anm. A hauldr was a man who by right of birth held property under the Norw. allodial system (óðal). See the lengthy discussion in Fritzner: höldr.


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