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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 70II/6 — glíkligt ‘likely’

Nú vill kapp*
við konungsfrænda
engi deila.
sem glíkligt es,
verðr vinsæll
vella deilir.

Nú vill engi afreksmaðr deila kapp* við konungsfrænda. Vinsæll deilir vella verðr giptudrjúgr, sem es glíkligt.

Now no outstanding man wishes to try his courage against the king’s kinsman. The popular distributor of pure gold [GENEROUS MAN] becomes lasting in good luck, as is likely.


[6] glíkligt: glíkt Flat


[6] glíkligt ‘likely’: Flat reads glíkt ‘like’ which is hypometrical and makes no sense in the present context.



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