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Note to Hskv Útdr 9II

[3-4] ræsir fremðar vas fúss friðslits ‘the advancer of honour [KING] was eager for peace-shattering’: This cl. could also be construed as ræsir friðslits vas fúss fremðar ‘the advancer of peace-shattering (i.e. ‘warrior’) was eager for honour’ (so ÍF 28). However, ræsir fremðar ‘advancer of honour’ as a circumlocution for ‘king’ is also attested in Ív Sig 11/6.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 11’ 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, p. 508.


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