Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Líkn 33VII

[1-2] und fríðum þrælum ‘bearing [lit. under] beloved servants’: For fríðum 399a-bˣ reads firðum ‘fjords’; so Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 45 (although in a marginal note to 444 Sveinbjörn wrote fríðum). Und ‘under’ also governs the dat. farmi ‘cargo’ (l. 3) (on Christ as the cargo, and possibly as captain, see Notes to ll. 3 and 7). The ‘beloved servants’ are perhaps the saints or more generally the righteous, possibly even the clergy who guide the faithful.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Sveinbjörn Egilsson, ed. 1844. Fjøgur gømul kvæði. Boðsrit til að hlusta á þá opinberu yfirheyrslu í Bessastaða Skóla þann 22-29 mai 1844. Viðeyar Klaustri: prentuð af Helga Helgasyni, á kostnað Bessastaða Skóla. Bessastaðir: Helgi Helgason.


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