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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ólhv Hryn 7II/2 — mundang ‘fitting’

Hauksnjallr tók þá hersa stillir
hæra nafn en mundang væri;
Þrœndir efldu þengil reyndan;
þungr magnaðisk agi bragna.

Hauksnjallr stillir hersa tók þá hæra nafn en mundang væri; Þrœndir efldu reyndan þengil; þungr agi bragna magnaðisk.

The hawk-brave ruler of hersar [= Skúli] then took a higher title than was fitting; the Þrœndir supported the tried prince; the heavy turmoil of the people increased.


[2] mundang: ‘mdang’ 81a


[2] mundang ‘fitting’: Lit. ‘moderation, balance’, used adjectivally to mean ‘proper, fitting’. This is the sole occurrence of the word in poetry.



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