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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Steinn Óldr 1II l. 8

lundaðr — minded

lemma:

lundaðr (adj./verb p.p.): minded < ríklundaðr (adj./verb p.p.): proud-minded

readings:

[8] ‑lundaðr: ‑lundar Flat

notes:

[8] ríklundaðr veit undir ... ‘proud-minded knows beneath [the sun] ...’: This l. is part of a klofastef (‘split refrain’), which is completed or repeated in the final ll. of sts 4-6, 8, 12-14. The entire refrain reads as follows: ríklundaðr veit undir | sik beztan gram miklu | Óláfr borinn sólu, i.e. ríklundaðr Óláfr veit sik borinn miklu beztan gram undir sólu ‘proud-minded Óláfr knows himself to be the very best ruler born beneath the sun’. The scribes of the mss of Hkr, H-Hr and Fsk evidently did not understand the l. and tried to make syntactic sense of it in different ways.

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