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Note to Sigv Nesv 12I

[6, 8] sótti framm skeggi ‘lunged forward with their beards’: I.e. ‘fell in battle’. Skeggi is literally sg. ‘beard’. The men described thus as an object of derision must be Óláfr’s opponents at Nesjar, the troops of Sveinn jarl Hákonarson.

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