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Note to Ív Sig 38II

[7] hruðusk ‘were cleared’: Ruðusk ‘were reddened’ (so Mork) has been emended to hruðusk ‘were cleared’ with earlier eds. Although ‘reddened’ (with blood) could make sense, the prose texts of both Mork (Mork 1928-32, 432) and Hkr (ÍF 28, 316) state explicitly that the ships were cleared at this point.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].


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