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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Óldr 18I l. 4

hjalmi — helmet


1. hjalmr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): helmet



[4] fyr hjalmi grams ‘before the lord’s helmet’: The image is rather odd. Skj B (followed in Skald) reads sagði lausan frið hjalmi ‘declared peace was over for the helmet’, which has a possible parallel in HSt Rst 16/2 friðr vasa rít at líta ‘peace was not to be seen for the shield’. However, this entails emending to fyr gram ‘before the lord’.



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