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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Lausavísur, 5. Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts, 1 [Vol. 2, 828-9]

[5, 6] bauð um halfan Nóreg ‘gave power over half of Norway’: Bjóða um e-t lit. means ‘give power of attorney over sth.’ (see Fritzner: bjóða um; ÍF 28, 210-11 n.). Bauð upp ‘offered up’ (so H, Hr) is also a possible reading (but lower on the stemma), and it has been adopted in Skj B and Skald.


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