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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þhorn Harkv 13I

[7] valdreyra* ‘the blood of the slain’: A minor emendation. Jón Helgason (1968, 18) suggests the possibility of inserting at before this word, on the model of hann svelti menn at mat ‘he starved people of food’. Möbius (1860) reads valdreyrgar ‘slain-bloody’ (i.e. covered with the blood of the slain), qualifying hergaupur ‘war-lynxes’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Möbius, Theodor. 1860. Edda Sæmundar hins fróða. Mit einem Anhang bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig: Hinrichs.
  3. Jón Helgason, ed. 1968. Skjaldevers. 3rd edn. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.


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