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Note to Anon Eirm 2I

[2] hǫlða ‘men’: The meaning here is perhaps influenced by OE hæleð ‘heroes’ (Hofmann 1955, 43), though the more general meaning ‘man’ is fairly common in verse: see LP: hǫlðr. The word usually means ‘yeoman, holder of allodial land’.

References

  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. Hofmann, Dietrich. 1955. Nordisch-englische Lehnbeziehungen der Wikingerzeit. BA 14. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.

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