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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Líkn 44VII

[4] vaktar (p.p.) ‘dealt’: Vekja e-m undir lit. ‘to awaken wounds (in) someone’ is otherwise unattested; LP does not cite the occurrence, LP (1860) gives vulnera infligere cui ‘to inflict wounds on someone’. Somewhat similar, however, are vekja blóð ‘call forth blood’ and vekja víg ‘awaken battle’. Vekja can also mean ‘to rouse, begin, cause’; possibly ‘to cause someone wounds’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. LP (1860) = Sveinbjörn Egilsson, ed. 1860. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis. Copenhagen: Societas Regia antiquariorum septentrionalium.


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