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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 3. Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 1, 218]

[All]: The report of jesting in Fsk may derive from lék við ljóðmǫgu ‘he [Hákon] joked with the men’, l. 5 of Eyv Hák 4, which is quoted later in the episode (ÍF 29, 88). For the suggestion that Hákon’s reply originated as part of a flokkr by Eyvindr and was ascribed to Hákon secondarily, see Poole (1988, 175).


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