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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to AngH Lv 5VIII (Heiðr 98)

[1-6]: Cf. e.g Snegl (ÍF 9, 290-2), where King Haraldr Guðinason (Godwinson) offers to reward Halli for a poem by pouring silver on his head, telling him he can keep what sticks. Halli smears tar on his head and forms his hair into a bowl shape, thus gaining rather more reward than the king intended. See also examples listed under Fritzner: steypa 4 and, on the syntactic construction, cf. Þry 10.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.
  3. ÍF 9 = Eyfirðinga sǫgur. Ed. Jónas Kristjánsson. 1956.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (SneglII)
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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