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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Sturla Þórðarson, 3. Hrafnsmál, 4 [Vol. 2, 730-1]

[1] liðföstum ‘staunch’: Lit. ‘troop-firm’. So NN §2254 anm. Skj B gives the tentative translation til skibet festede (armen?) ‘fastened to the ship (the arm?)’. Konráð Gíslason (1895-7, I, 93) also takes lið- in the sense ‘ship’ (lið is attested in that meaning in Þul Skipa 4/8III and in Klœ Lv 4III), and he offers the translation fastgjort til et skib ‘fastened to a ship’.


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