Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 39VII l. 5

af — off


af (prep.): from



[5-6] sneið af eyra sterkum þræl ‘he cut off the ear of a strong slave’: Cf. Pétr 13/21-4: Petrus ... hio þegar hit hægra eyra af þeim þræli kennimanna hofðingia, er Malchus het, með brugðnu sverði ‘Peter ... immediately with a drawn sword cut the right ear off that slave of the chief of the priests who was called Malchus’; John XVIII.10: Simon ergo Petrus habens gladium eduxit eum et percussit pontificis servum et abscidit eius auriculam dextram. ‘Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.’



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