Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa, 50 [Vol. 7, 922]

[2] er Skotland tignar ‘whom Scotland praises’: The cult of S. Brigid was certainly practised in Scotland, if that is what the poet means (rather than Ireland). Here the stem vowel of tignar ‘praises’ is short, to give aðalhending with sign-, but in 54/1 the poet accords it its normal long <í>.

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