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Note to stanza
[All]: The heading is veggjat (Tˣ, U(47r)). The inserted syllables are mjǫk ‘most certainly’ (l. 2), framm ‘forwards’ (l. 4), ván ‘hope’ (l. 6), þar ‘there’ (l. 8). All these words are directly preceded by short-stemmed, disyllabic words in metrical positions 3-4, and Sievers (1879, 270-1; 1893, 109-10 Anm. 1) thinks it possible that these disyllabic words may have been fully stressed and resolved. That is unlikely, but they may have been neutralised in unstressed position preceding the secondarily stressed words in metrical position 5, thus creating lines with six metrical positions. The variant is not attested elsewhere in the extant corpus of skaldic poetry, and it could have been invented by Snorri.
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