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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (Sv) 2II/1 — kolvið ‘wood for charcoal burning’

Esa, sem kolvið kljúfi
karl, sás vegr at jarli.

Esa, sem karl, sás vegr at jarli, kljúfi kolvið.

It is not as if the fellow who strikes at the jarl is cleaving wood for charcoal burning.


[1] kolvið: ‘kolfwid’ 81a


[1] kolvið ‘wood for charcoal burning’: Lit. ‘coal-wood’.



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