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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 42VIII (Ǫrv 112) l. 5

á — on


3. á (prep.): on, at



[5] á Skíðu ‘at Skien’: The name of a town and trading post in Telemark, southern Norway. Its location does not accord with the prose text at this point, which has the men active on Læsø and in Danish waters around Sjælland. The same p. n. is also found in Ǫrv 47/2 (see Note there), where the mss have either Skíðu (from Skíða) or Skíði (from Skíð), the latter of which is the Old Norse name for the island of Skye in the Hebrides. As in Ǫrv 47, Skj B and Skald prefer the Skíði reading, although it is difficult to fit with the prose text.



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