Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Lausavísur, 5. Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts, 6 [Vol. 2, 833-4]

[8] und rǫndu ‘beneath the shields’: Lit. ‘beneath the shield’. This prepositional phrase could also go with the previous cl.: móð eik skerr at flóði und rǫndu ‘the weary oak-ship cleaves the water beneath the shield’ (ll. 6, 8). ‘The shield’ must refer to the row of shields on the shield-rail of the ship (see Jesch 2001a, 157-8).


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