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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to StarkSt Vík 2VIII (Gautr 10)

[3] menbrota ‘the necklace-breaker [GENEROUS MAN = Stórvirkr]’: A common kenning-type, whose referent is presumably Starkaðr’s father, Stórvirkr. The cpd menbroti occurs also in two poems probably of the early C13th, Bjbp Jóms 42/3I and GSvert1/2IV.


  1. Internal references
  2. Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 42’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 995.


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