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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Halli XI Fl 5II

[4] vega ǫll môl í skôlum ‘weigh all the issues in the balance’: The metaphor derives from the portable scales used by Scandinavian and other traders to determine the value of currency and precious metals (Foote and Wilson, 1970, 196-7).

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