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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 1. Magnússflokkr, 3 [Vol. 2, 67-8]

[6] sannráðinn ‘truly betrayed’: This cpd otherwise only occurs in Am 1/8, where it clearly denotes betrayal, cf. ráðinn in Akv 15/5, referring to the same situation as Am 1 (NK 248 and 243, respectively). Another possibility is to take it more closely with frá landi ‘from the land’ in the sense ‘truly deprived (of the realm)’ (virkelig berøvet landet, Skj B, sviptur ríki ÍF 28), or ‘rightfully driven from the land’ (rekin með réttu úr landi, Hkr 1991, which also offers sviptur ‘deprived’).


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