Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, 3. Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 1, 65]

[8] Jaðri ‘Jæren’: Guðrøðr’s voyage to Rogaland would take him westwards along Jæren, which lies along the coast in the extreme south-west of Norway. The implication of the final clause is that the weather is even worse off Jæren than it is here in Kvine. The aðalhending of veðr ‘weather’ and Jaðri is permissible because the latter word presumably still had the form *Eðri in Þjóðólfr’s day, fracture not yet having spread from the cases without syncope (Hoffory 1883).

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