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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

3. Erringar-Steinn, Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 3, 180]

[2]: Jón Þorkelsson (1890, 9) remarks that the hending on -ll- : -ld- in ǫll and skaldi is unparalleled, and he suggests emending to aldir segi skaldi ‘men say to the skald’, though this is unmetrical. Moreover, the hending is not necessarily objectionable, as the initial þ- in þjóð would make an approximate rhyme (-llþ- : ‑ld-). The aðalhending of a and ǫ is a feature of poets of the late C10th and early C11th (Hreinn Benediktsson 1963a, 1).


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