Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 54VII l. 3

stríð — the distress


2. stríð (noun n.; °-s; -): affliction



[3] stríð eyðis ógnar svall ‘the distress of the destroyer of terror increased’: Flat’s reading is followed here, except for the verb; Skj B and Skald follow Bb, understanding an intercalary stríð ógn svall ‘tough battle raged’, while construing þás óðusk with í stála gný ‘when they were afraid in the noise of steel weapons [BATTLE]’.



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