Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 10 [Vol. 1, 677]

[7] Stiklarstað ‘Stiklestad’: Rygh et al. (1897-1936, XV, 122) suggest that this is the original form of the name, though forms without <r> appear from an early stage; see also Note to Þorm Lv 23/3-4. The p. n. is fitted into the metrical lines by mild tmesis, involving reversal of the elements, as also in BjHall Kálffl 5/5; see also Kuhn (1983, 112) and Note to ESk Geisl 17/1, 2VII .


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