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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 96VII l. 6

þraung — tightly


þrǫng (noun f.; °dat. -u/-; -var): crush, oppression < þrǫngskorðaðr (adj./verb p.p.)


[6] þraungskorðaðra: þrátt skorðaðra Vb, 41 8°ˣ(135), þraungskorðra 4892


[6] þraungskorðaðra ‘tightly-set’: The cpd þraungskorðaðra implies that the words of poetry are not only supported, but snugly compressed or tightly set together. This is the earliest known occurrence of the word in ON: see Sigfús Blöndal 1920-4 for its use in MIcel.



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