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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Ármóðr, Lausavísur, 4 [Vol. 2, 623]

[All]: This st. incorporates a common motif, the comparison of the speaker’s manly activities (usually seafaring or fighting) with those of a feeble stay-at-home who lolls about with women. See KormǪ Lv 34V, 36V, 39V, 63V, Vígf Lv 1I, Hharð Lv 4, Játg Lv, etc. Sometimes the derogatory comparison between bold adventurers and stay-at-homes is made without implicating women, as in Árm Lv 2, or Anon (Flóam) 1V.


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