Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 32 [Vol. 7, 201]

[All]: Stef 2. A cross in the margin on the previous l. marks the new stef. There is a gap in the ms. of about half a l. at the end of the helmingr and Þorsteinn Helgason claimed to read an abbreviation of the first stef in this space. Sveinbjörn Egilsson includes the first stef directly after the new stef (following 673bÞH), which would be consistent with the first stef occurring every 7 sts (previously in sts 11, 18, 25). However, there are no remaining traces of the abbreviation in the ms. and the repetition of the first stef directly after the second would be very unusual.


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