Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð, 9 [Vol. 7, 301-2]

[3] þeim mundi heill hrapa ‘their good fortune would tumble down’: Although the sense is somewhat different, cf. Reg 25/6 illt er fyr heill at hrapa ‘it is bad to stumble when good fortune is needed’. According to LP: 3. heill, these two instances are the only collocations of heill and hrapa in the corpus. Njörður Njarðvík (1991, 180) suggests somewhat improbably that this may be evidence of a direct link between the two poems.


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