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Runic Dictionary

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Sigv Lv 30I l. 2

hildr — hildr

lemma:

1. hildr (noun f.): battle

readings:

[2] ‑hildr: ‑hildi E

notes:

[2] Alfhildr ‘Álfhildr’: Mother of Magnús Óláfsson. According to Hkr (ÍF 27, 209), she was known as konungs ambôtt ‘the king’s servant or concubine’, though of good family, and belonged to King Óláfr’s household. The tension between Álfhildr and Queen Ástríðr once Álfhildr arrives at Magnús’s court is described in Hkr (ÍF 28, 14).

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