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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði, 19 [Vol. 3, 1233]

[8]: The same proverb occurs as an addition to the Latin source in Anon Hsv 99/6VII æ spyrr lýðr at lokum ‘people always find out about a conclusion’. Lok (pl.) ‘conclusions, ends’ comes just before the final stanza of the stefjabálkr; cf. SnSt Ht 102/4 þats kvæðis lok ‘that is the end of the poem’; Anon Leið 45/1, 4VII lok bragar þessa ‘[the company shall now look on] the end of this poem’.


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