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Note to Sigv Erlfl 7I

[7, 8] bornir frændr ‘those born as kinsmen’: Lit., ‘born kinsmen’. Skjálgr, father of Erlingr, and Áskell, father of Áslákr Fitjaskalli ‘Fitjar-Baldhead’, were paternal cousins. Snorri (ÍF 27, 192-3) relates that the conflict between their sons arose when King Óláfr gave Áslákr some authority in Sunn-Hǫrðaland (Sunnhordaland) to counter Erlingr’s power, though an uneasy truce, apparently to Erlingr’s advantage, was achieved.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.


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