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Bjbp Jóms 36I l. 2

bǫð — The battle


bǫð (noun f.; °-s; -): battle < bǫðsvellandi (noun m.)



[2] bǫðsvellandi ‘the battle-sweller [WARRIOR = Búi]’: Presumably Búi, who according to Jvs (1879, 85) shouts ‘Firer bord allir Bua þegnar’ ‘“overboard all Búi’s men”’ as he leaps off the ship with his two chests of gold (cf. st. 37/3-4).



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