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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Gamli kanóki, 1. Harmsól, 42 [Vol. 7, 109-10]

[1-2] eyktemjandi ǫldu ‘tamer of the horse of the wave [SHIP > SEAFARER]’: A similar conceit informs the ship-kenning loptbyggvir eykja unnar ‘raised deck-dweller of the horses of the wave’ in a helmingr preserved in ÓH, attributed there to Sigvatr Þórðarson and believed to be from an otherwise lost Óláfsdrápa (Sigv ÓldrI; cf. Hkr ÍF 27, 73 and 74n).


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