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Note to Eskál Vell 20I

[2] valmey ‘the maiden of the battle-slain [VALKYRIE = Hildr (hildr “battle”)]’: This cpd is the object of heyja ‘wage, hold, carry out’, and the sense ‘battle’ is produced by ofljóst, since a famous valkyrie is Hildr, whose name is also a common noun meaning ‘battle’. See further Notes to Eyv Hál 7/2, ÞjóðA Mfl 8/5, 6II.

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  1. Internal references
  2. Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuflokkr’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 507.
  3. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 7’ 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. 205.

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