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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 62VII l. 5

lausnara — of the Saviour


lausnari (noun m.; °-a;): saviour, redeemer



[5, 6] vinr lausnara ‘the friend of the Saviour’: ‘Friend of God’ is one of Einarr’s favourite periphrases for Óláfr. Cf. langvinr lausnara st. 68/1-2; also sts 9/6-8, 63/1-4 and 64/8. Flat reads langvinr (l.7), but this would produce an unmetrical l.



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