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ÞjóðA Run 2II/4 — svát ‘so that’

Eykr Ôleifs feðr
Járnsǫxu veðr
harðræði hvert,
svát hróðrs es vert.

Veðr Járnsǫxu eykr hvert harðræði feðr Ôleifs, svát hróðrs es vert.

His gale of Járnsaxa <giantess> [MIND] increases every tough exploit for Óláfr’s father [= Haraldr], so that it is worthy of praise poetry.


[4] svát (‘sva at’): svá U


[4] svát ‘so that’: Kock argues that this is not a consecutive conj. as normally assumed but in effect a rel. attached to harðræði hvert, hence ‘every tough exploit which is worthy of praise increases the king’s courage’ (NN §3229).



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