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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 28 [Vol. 7, 549-50]

[8]: The first two words of this l. are almost illegible. Jón Helgason suggested that the original reading of the final couplet might have been ... eða máls gnótt | minni týr sonr þinn (ÍM II, 134), which would give the sense of ll. 5-8 as: ef máttugr gramr landa veitir oss líf, stund, minni eða málsgnótt, ljós-Týr, sonr þinn ‘if the mighty king of lands grants us life, time, memory or eloquence, light-Týr, your son’.


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