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Anon (Sv) 2II/2 — jarli ‘the jarl’

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.


[2] jarli ‘the jarl’: The identity of this jarl is not mentioned, but if the event to which Sverrir refers took place earlier, it could well be Jarl Erlingr skakki, Magnús’s father. Erlingr fell at the battle of Kalvskinnet against Sverrir the year before (9 June 1179).



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