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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Einarr Skúlason, 3. Haraldsdrápa II, 5 [Vol. 2, 548]

[2, 3] Hlésey ‘Læsø’: This p. n. is taken as a loc. dat. (‘on Læsø’; so also Skj B). Kock (NN §2049) regards it as the object of eyddi ‘destroyed’ (l. 1), which would then serve as a verb governing two parallel objects: eyddi Hlésey ‘destroyed Læsø’ (ll. 1, 2, 3) and eyddi hungr ‘destroyed the hunger’ (ll. 1, 4). Læsø is an island off the north-eastern coast of Jylland, Denmark.


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