Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 5 [Vol. 2, 117]

[2] Langbarða ‘of the Langobards’: The term otherwise occurs in Anon Pl 55/8VII and Run Sö65VI. The Langobards or Lombards were an originally Gmc tribe who settled in northern Italy (Lombardy) in the C6th, but the Byzantine province of Langobardia in southern Italy seems more likely here (see Note to Ill Hardr 3/1).


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