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Note to BjHall Kálffl 8I

[7] hléði ‘protected’: 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic. of hlýja ‘to cover, protect, warm’. ‘Protect’ seems the most suitable translation here, though ÍF 27 and ÍF 34 prefer the sense ‘to warm’, referring to Kálfr’s mind or courage growing hot.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 34 = Orkneyinga saga. Ed. Finnbogi Guðmundsson. 1965.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.


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