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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to ESk Geisl 43VII

[8] rǫðli valbastar ‘with the sun of the sword-hilt [SWORD]’: Valbǫst f. is the name of a decorative metal plate on the handle of a sword (cf. LT, 275); cf. Egill Lv 42/8V eld valbasta ‘fire of sword-hilts [SWORD]’. Schrodt 1975 argues that valbǫst is a sword-heiti meaning ‘corpse-striker’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Schrodt, Richard. 1975. ‘Zwei altnordische Waffen(teil)namen und Egil Skallagrímsson, Lv 40’. ANF 90, 151-5.
  3. LT = La Farge, Beatrice and John Tucker. 1992. Glossary to the Poetic Edda, based on Hans Kuhn’s Kurzes Wörterbuch. Skandinavistische Arbeiten 15. Heidelberg: Winter.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (Egill Lv 42V (Eg 122))


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