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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Hfr Hákdr 7III

[3] eingadóttur ‘the only daughter’: Hallfreðr calls his beloved Kolfinna eingadóttir Ávalds ‘only daughter of Ávaldr’ (Hfr Lv 2/3-4V (Hallfr 3)), perhaps implying, as Davidson (1983, 509) suggests, that she is Ávaldr’s (prose Ávaldi; cf. ÍF 8, 147 n.) sole heir and so an especially desirable prize.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Davidson, Daphne L. 1983. ‘Earl Hákon and his Poets’. D. Phil. thesis. Oxford.
  3. ÍF 8 = Vatnsdœla saga. Ed. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson. 1939.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (Hfr Lv 2V (Hallfr 3))


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