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Note to Arn Þorfdr 1II

[1, 4] slíðrhugaðs jarls ‘of the tough-minded jarl’: (a) Slíðrhugaðr is attested in Anon Liðs 6/5I, and there are plentiful parallels to the cpd, including grimmhugaðr ‘grim-minded’ and harðhugaðr ‘hard-minded’. (b) The R reading jarls slíðrhugar ‘of the jarl of tough mind’ is a less likely construction (see Whaley 1998, 221), and may be due to a misreading of ‘-az’ in an antecedent ms.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Whaley, Diana, ed. and trans. 1998. The Poetry of Arnórr jarlaskáld: An Edition and Study. Westfield Publications in Medieval Studies 8. Turnhout: Brepols.
  3. Internal references
  4. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Liðsmannaflokkr 6’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1023.

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