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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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KormǪ Sigdr 2III/3 — hildi ‘battle’

Meiðr es mǫrgum œðri
morðteins í dyn fleina;
hjǫrr fær hildibǫrrum
hjarl Sigvarði jarli.

Meiðr morðteins es mǫrgum œðri í dyn fleina; hjǫrr fær hildibǫrrum Sigvarði jarli hjarl.

The tree of the battle-twig [SWORD > WARRIOR] is more outstanding than many in the din of spears [BATTLE]; the sword provides battle-ready Sigurðr jarl with land.

readings

[3] hildi‑: so , W, A, hildum‑ R, ‘[...]’ U, hildar‑ C

notes

[3] hildibǫrrum ‘battle-ready’: The mss give three variants: hildum bǫrrum ‘the one ready for battles’ (R), hildarbǫrrum ‘battle-ready’ as a gen. cpd (C) and hildibǫrrum ‘battle-ready’ as a cpd containing the stem-form hildi-, from hildr, f. -stem (, W, A). All three variants are possible; the present edn follows the majority of mss.

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