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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Mberf Lv 2II l. 2

riddari — knight


riddari (noun m.; °-a; -ar): knight



[2] inn valski riddari ‘the Norman knight’: This was likely a Norman knight of the Giffard family (Gilfardus or Giffard) and could have been the one who mutilated Harold Godwineson’s body at the battle of Hastings in 1066 (see Gade 2001). Valskr denotes sby or sth. from Valland ‘northern France, Normandy’ (see Fritzner: valskr; Valland).



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