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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Oddr kíkinaskáld, 1. Poem about Magnús góði, 1 [Vol. 2, 32]

[3-4] en þjóðir vǫnðusk mjǫk vápnhljóði ‘and people became much accustomed to weapon-sound’: The variant en hrafnar vǫnðusk valtafni þar ‘and ravens became accustomed to corpse-food there’ (so H, Hr) is an equally good reading, which may represent the Mork version (cf. Flat en þeir hrafnar vǫnðusk valtafni ‘and the ravens became accustomed to corpse-food’).


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