Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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valkǫstr (noun m.)

‘corpse-pile’

sourcefreq.total
ONP (prose citations):32726238
SkP: 11127911
Malfong.is (prose):01392394

forms: valkastar, valkǫst, valkesti, valkǫstvm, valkostv, ualkaustín, valkǫstu, ualkostu, valkst, valkstu, valköstu, valkỏst, valkỏstu, valkǫstr, valkǫstr, valkǫstum

parts: 1valr (noun m.) [°dat. -i; -ir] ‘corpse, the slain...’ • kǫstr (noun m.) [°dat. kesti; kestir, acc. kǫstu] ‘pile...’

ungrouped:
Arn Hryn 13II l. 5: valkǫstr ‘a corpse-pile’
Arn Magndr 15II l. 8: valkǫst ‘a heap of slain’
Arn Magndr 17II l. 8: valkǫstu ‘heaps of slain’
GunnLeif Merl I 68VIII (Bret 136) l. 6: valkǫstr ‘pile of slain’
Kolli Ingdr 5II l. 4: valkǫstr ‘corpse-heap’
Mark Eirdr 17II l. 8: valkǫst ‘carrion-heap’
ÞKolb Eirdr 4I l. 8: valkesti ‘corpse-pile’
Anon Liðs 5I l. 4: valkǫstr ‘a heap of the slain’
Hfr Óldr 1I l. 4: valkǫstu ‘corpse-heaps’
Ótt Hfl 9I l. 4: valkǫstu ‘piles of the slain’
Þjóð Haustl 3III l. 6: valkastar ‘of the corpse-heap’

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