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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 35. Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa, 12 [Vol. 1, 506]

[1] hleyti ‘kinship’: All eds emend to this (grammatically pl.) form to produce good sense. Hleyti refers to kinship by marriage. Eiríkr married Gyða, a daughter of Sveinn tjúguskegg and half-sister of Knútr, so Knútr and Eiríkr were brothers-in-law (see Hkr, ÍF 26, 340; Fsk, ÍF 29, 164; Knýtl, ÍF 35, 97).


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