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Note to Sigv Ást 1I

[5] beið þings ‘attended the assembly’: Bíða + gen. normally means ‘await’. For this stanza, LP suggests indfinde sig på tinge ‘appear at the assembly’, and that suggestion is followed here. While it is conceivable that the stanza describes a large army awaiting the outcome of the assembly, Snorri says that Ástríðr spoke at a fjǫlmennt þing ‘crowded assembly’ (ÍF 28, 4) and this seems the more likely interpretation.


  1. Bibliography
  2. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.


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