Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 50VII l. 4



2. myrkr (adj.; °-an/-jan/-van; compar. -(v)ari/-ri, superl. -(v)astr): dark, murky



[4] í myrku húsi ‘in a prison’: Lit. ‘in a dark house’. Cf. st. 51/7 myrkvastofa; ‘prison’ Cf. Pétr 72/14-16: let hann gripa sælan Petrum ... var postolinn leiddr i myrkvastofu ok læstr ‘he had the blessed Peter seized … the apostle was taken to a prison and locked in’; Acts XII.1-4 Herodes ... adposuit adprehendere ... Petrum ... quem cum adprehendisset misit in carcerem. ‘Herod … proceeded to take up … Peter … and when he had apprehended him, he cast him into prison.’



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