Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞKolb Eirdr 11I l. 1

lofða — men


lofði (noun m.; °; -ar): man


[1] lofða: lofðar 61(81ra), leyfða Tóm, lofka 54, Bb(106rb)


[1-2] lofkennda lofða (m. acc. pl.) ‘praise-renowned men’: It is possible that this has sg. reference, denoting Knútr. In Hkr 1893-1901, IV, Skj B and NN §581, dróttna ‘lords’, the pl. object of frák in the interpretations offered there, is understood thus (see Note to ll. 1-4, NN §266 and cf. Arn Hryn 19/1II, Arn Hardr 16/6II and Notes). However, given the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of the English campaign, a literal translation is preferable. ÍF 27 suggests that Knútr and possibly his brother Haraldr are meant (see also A. Campbell 1971, 14).



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