Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞKolb Eirdr 11I l. 4

hjarls — of the land


hjarl (noun n.): land


[4] hjarls: hjaldr 61(81ra), hjarl 325VII, ‘hiartt’ Tóm, hjallr Flat


[3-4] hilmi hjarls dróttna ‘ruler of the land of lords’: Alternatively, ‘ruler of the lords of the land’. The former is preferred here as an appropriate description for Eiríkr, who acted as regent of Norway after the battle of Svǫlðr under King Sveinn tjúguskegg of Denmark and, for a time, King Óláfr sœnski.



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