Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 68VII l. 3

nauðum — distress

lemma:

neyð (noun f.; °dat. -): need, distress

readings:

notes:

[3, 4] ór nauðum við trú ‘from distress on account of the faith’: Taking Flat’s ór rather than Bb’s ok (favoured by both Skj B and Skald), the phrase must be read as in apposition to frá strangri kvǫl ‘from great torment’ (l. 2). Bb’s text allows the reading frá strangri kvǫl ok nauðum við trú ‘from great torment and distress on account of the faith’.

kennings:

grammar:

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