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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Lil 78VII

[5-6] með blindri blíðu blekkiz hold ‘with blind delight flesh is cheated’: Lust or luxuria, the seventh deadly sin, sullies the body. In Náð 96/8, gula or gluttony is called holldzins blijdu ‘delight of the body’ (ÍM II, 23). The word blíða used without modification has exclusively positive connotations.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍM = Jón Helgason, ed. 1936-8. Íslenzk miðaldarkvæði: Islandske digte fra senmiddelalderen. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.


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