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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur, 12 [Vol. 1, 600]

[6] harða langt ‘at a very great distance’: So Hallberg (1975, 167). The sense could instead be temporal (so Ternström 1871, 11). Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) takes harða to be an adj. ‘hard’, qualifying rôs ‘race, rush’ in l. 7. Jón Skaptason (1983, 93) takes the sense of the passage to be that the woman will hear the galloping ‘from far inside the halls’.


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