Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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GullásÞ Lv 1II l. 2

of — oppressor


4. of (particle): (before verb) < ofkúgi (noun m.): [oppressor]


[2] of‑: ‘ofur‑’ 518ˣ


[1, 2] ýgr ofkúgi ‘fierce oppressor’: I.e. Ingimarr Sveinsson. He is described as inn mesti ofsamaðr ‘the most ruthless man’ (ÍF 11, 342). Ingimarr died at the battle of Färlev in 1134 (see Ingimarr Biography and Lv). Skj B and Skald give the form ofrkúgi ‘oppressor’ (l. 2; so 518ˣ), but that is not warranted by the majority of ms. witnesses. See also Balti Sigdr 1/7 and LP: ofkúgi, ofrkúgi.



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