Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to HSt Rst 22I

[4] strangr ‘tough’: The adj. is taken here with rógsvellir ‘strife-sweller’ [WARRIOR]’. It could alternatively qualify styrr ‘battle’ (l. 3, so Skj B and Skald), which makes the intercalary clause less terse and compact.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.


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