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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 39II l. 12

ofstopa — insolence


ofstopi (noun m.): [insolence]



[12] með ofstopa ‘with insolence’: The view emerging from the praise poetry about Haraldr is that some of his campaigns, in particular his final expedition to England, were prompted by ‘an excess of heroism’. See Note to Arn Hardr 12/1, as well as ÞjóðA Lv 11 and Þfagr Sveinn 6/6.



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