Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 231-2]

[1, 4] slíðrhugaðs jarls ‘of the tough-minded jarl’: (a) Slíðrhugaðr is attested in Anon Liðs 6/5I, and there are plentiful parallels to the cpd, including grimmhugaðr ‘grim-minded’ and harðhugaðr ‘hard-minded’. (b) The R reading jarls slíðrhugar ‘of the jarl of tough mind’ is a less likely construction (see Whaley 1998, 221), and may be due to a misreading of ‘-az’ in an antecedent ms.

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