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Note to Arn Hardr 14II

[3] nýtla ‘skilfully’: This adv. is unique, but the adj. nýtligr ‘profitable’ occurs in Ótt Hfl 3/5I, applied to fǫr ‘journey’. The notion common to both is ‘useful’.

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  2. Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn 3’ 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. 745.

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