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Note to Þskakk Erldr 3II

[3] af Kœnu ‘from Kœna (“Little-boat”)’: Frírekr kœna came from a distinguished family in Trøndelag (see ÍF 28, 394 n. 1), and he had been a follower of Hákon herðibreiðr ‘Broad-shoulder’. After Hákon’s death (7 July 1162), Frírekr joined the forces of Sigurðr Markússfóstri (d. 1163), the son of Sigurðr munnr ‘Mouth’ Haraldsson.


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


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