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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, 1. Ynglingatal, 24 [Vol. 1, 52]

[7-8] hafði of notit dóms norna ‘had used up the allotment of the norns’: The expression is equivalent to njóta aldrs ‘to enjoy a lifetime, live out one’s span of life’ (LP: njóta 1). For the notion that the norns determine the length of a human’s life cf. Hamð 30, HHund I 2/2-4, Kommentar IV, 172-4 and Notes to Yt 17/2-3, TorfE Lv 4/2.


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