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Note to ÞjóðA Magn 4II

[4] hverr bæri vé ‘who carried the standard’: The sense of this could be literal, referring to a famous standard-bearer or possibly to Magnús himself in this role, or it could be figurative, perhaps ‘who was victorious’ (cf. ÞjóðA Magnfl 19/6-8 berr hann hæri skjǫld ‘he bears the higher shield’), or ‘who the enemies were’ (as suggested in ÍF 28; cf. Hkr 1991).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Hkr 1991 = Bergljót S. Kristjánsdóttir et al., eds. 1991. Heimskringla. 3 vols. Reykjavík: Mál og menning.
  4. Internal references
  5. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Magnússflokkr 19’ 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, pp. 86-7.

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