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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Gamlkan Has 21VII

[7] meðal vándra seggja ‘between wicked men’: The homiletic nature of the language is confirmed by comparison with the phraseology of HómÍsl’s Passio Domini sermon: Cristr lét sér sóma at deyia meþal vandra manna ‘Christ made it fitting for himself to die between wicked men’ (HómÍsl 1872, 68).


  1. Bibliography
  2. HómÍsl 1872 = Wisén, Theodor, ed. 1872. Homiliu-bók: Isländska homilier efter en handskrift från tolfte århundredet. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. HómÍsl = Íslensk hómilíubók (The Icelandic Homily Book).


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