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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III, 27 in AM 721 4°

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transcr.María krivpa menn þier · mætvzt þviat agætur · settí þik fyrir mikínn ma̋tt · modur sína hreint flí | od · eíngín mvn svo aumlígur idrandí ef þíg bidur · at hann farízt frvín skær · flestra ertu hialf[5] mest |
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notes[5] One would expect the reading ‘hialp’ here, but the last letter is clearly a ‘f’, not ‘p’. ‘a’ is very unclear, seems smaller and different in form from the usual a’s and in a slightly lighter ink. In fact, only h[...]lf can be read fairly clearly.

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