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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 32II l. 3

ýtra — outer course all the way

lemma:

ýtri (adj. comp.): outer side

readings:

notes:

[3] it ýtra ‘on the outer course’: Used adverbially here with eyjar ok strandir ‘islands and shores’ as an acc. of place. It ýtra ‘the outer course’ means that the ships sailed outside the coastal islands, and opposed to it innra ‘the inner course’ which would place them on the inner side of the islands.

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