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2. Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson, Kviðlingr, 1 [Vol. 2, 391-2]

[1] fjórir félagar ‘four companions’: This refers to Steigar-Þórir and the three men who joined him in the uprising: the royal pretender Sveinn Haraldsson, Skjálgr (af Jaðri ‘from Jæren’; so Fsk, Mork) and Egill Ásláksson (so Hkr, H-Hr) or Áskelsson (so Ágr, Fsk, Mork) af Forlandi ‘from Forland’ (af Aurlandi ‘from Aurland’; H-Hr). See MberfHkr (ÍF 28, 213-14), Ágr (ÍF 29, 43-4); Fsk (ÍF 29, 303-4), Mork 1928-32, 298-9 and Fms 7, 4-5.


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