Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 70VII l. 3

ferðum — crowds


ferð (noun f.; °-ar; -ir/-arMork 196¹²)): host, journey


[3] ferðum: so 99a, 705ˣ, fyrðum Bb, verð fyrir 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892


[3] ferðum (dat. pl.) ‘crowds’: The specific meaning of the word is a group of people on a journey or following a leader, a train or retinue. The poet may have in mind the image of centum quadraginta quattuor milia … hii qui sequuntur agnum quocumque abierit ‘the hundred forty-four thousand ... who follow the Lamb wheresoever he goeth’ (Rev. XIV.1-4).



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