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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 3. Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, 2. Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál), 19 [Vol. 1, 113]

[5] fôðum rǫndum ‘painted shields’: This is the emended reading proposed by von Friesen (1902, 69-71) and Kock (NN) on the basis of the FskB transcripts. It provides the necessary alliteration and good sense. Skj B, in accordance with the FskA transcripts, reads ok vel fagrrenduðum ‘and most beautifully striped’, in reference to the cloaks, as do Möbius (1860) and Fsk 1902-3 (the latter without ok).


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