Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to ÞjóðA Magnfl 9II

[3] hôðum ‘we joined’: This is textually unproblematic, except that there is no other reference in the poem to Þjóðólfr’s presence at this battle, and frák ‘I have learned’ (l. 1) might be taken to imply that he was not present. Perhaps the thought is of ‘us, our side’; cf. st. 12/5.



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