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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjbp Jóms 29I l. 2

ǫr — quickly


ǫrr (adj.): generous, brave < ǫrfengr (adj.)



[2] ǫrfengr ‘quickly dominant’: LP: ǫrfengr glosses this rare cpd as rask erhværvende, som er hurtig til og rask i at erhværve (sig noget), dygtig ‘brisk in gaining, who is quick and bold in getting (oneself something), effective’, and ǫrfengr ýtum here as som vinder fordele (sejre) overfor mænd ‘who wins advantages (victories) over men’. The cpd is composed of ǫrr ‘brisk, bold’ and fengr, which is related to the p. p. of ‘to get’ and is found in compounds including harðfengr ‘valiant, tenacious, getting with force’ (with which Fms 12, 245 glosses ǫrfengr in this stanza, and see LP: harðfengr).



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