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Sigv Lv 10I l. 3

ǫld — people


ǫld (noun f.; °; aldir): people, age



[3] ǫld bægisk ‘people are pushing’: Against the evidence of the mss, Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) reads bægjumk ǫld, which he takes to mean ‘people are holding me back’. But since bægja as a transitive verb means ‘push’, there is nothing objectionable about m. v. bægisk ‘push’ (Kock, NN §1873).



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