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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eldj Lv 2II l. 8

barði — beat


2. berja (verb; °barði; barðr/bariðr/barinn): fight



[8] barði (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘beat’: Skj B and Skald adopt the E, J2ˣ variant barðir (2nd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘you beat’ and construe Giffarðr as a form of address. That interpretation is not warranted by the majority of ms. witnesses. For Giffarðr, see Note to Mberf Lv 2/2 and Anon (Mberf) 5/2.



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