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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Arn Þorfdr 20II

[6] es ‘as’: This reading is adopted in preference to en ‘and, but’, since es varð síðan ‘as (the battle) came about then’ gives immediacy to the description of the onslaught, whereas the conjunction in en varð síðan ‘and then (a battle) came about’ would imply a different conflict and a different temporal frame.



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