ráðr — ruling
-ráðr (adj.): -ful < harðráðr (adj.): hard-ruling
 harðráðr: ‘ha(r)þ(ráþr)’(?) U
[1-4] harðráðr hrjóðr ins bleika fáks bôru ... barnungr ‘the hard-ruling clearer of the pale horse of the wave [SHIP > SEA-WARRIOR = Haraldr] ... [when] child-young’: The elements of the kenning and the two adjectives accompanying it are distributed across all four lines of the first helmingr, each at the beginning of a line. Mohr (1933, 13) calls this pattern Tiefstellung (lit. ‘deep-placement’); see also Reichardt (1928, 131) and NN §408.
- Harðráðr hrjóðr ins bleika fáks bôru — The hard-ruling clearer of the pale horse of the wave, [SEA-WARRIOR = Haraldr]
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