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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Yt 21I l. 12

fyr — ago


fyr (prep.): for, over, because of, etc.



[10, 12] hvarf frá Uppsǫlum fyr lǫngu ‘disappeared from Uppsala long ago’: This could mean either that Óláfr died (Wadstein 1891, 377-9) or that he went away (Schück 1905-10, 49; Hkr 1893-1901, IV; Skj B; Yt 1925). Åkerlund (1939, 70-2) argues persuasively for the latter.



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