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Rolf Kraki

[krah-kee] /ˈkrɑ ki/
noun, Scandinavian Legend.
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a possibly historical Danish king of the 9th century, the subject of an Old Icelandic saga and in accounts by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus: involved in great battles with his stepfather, Adils of Sweden.
Origin of Rolf Kraki
< Old Norse Hrólfr, equivalent to hró(thr) fame + (ú)lfr wolf, cognate with Old English Hrōthwulf; kraki wretch (applied ironically)
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  • For none of the Scandinavian sources attribute any act of injustice or usurpation to Rolf Kraki.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • He fell back upon a parallel between the story of the death of Rolf Kraki and the story of Finnsburg.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers

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