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Bjbp Jóms 42I l. 4

sǫng — song


sǫngr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -vi/-; -var): song < mansǫngr (noun m.): [a love-song]



[4] mansǫng ‘a love-song’: This is an important attestation of the generic term for the kind of love-poetry whose composition and circulation was banned in Iceland according to Grágás (Grg Ib, 184). The term also occurs in Anon Mhkv 20/3III and is one of the important features shared by the two poems (see Introduction). For discussion of the term and genre, see Marold (2007).



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