Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. Anonymous Lausavísur, 5. Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts, 2 [Vol. 2, 829-30]

[3, 4] téra þarft standa af Þóri ‘nothing good will be gained from Þórir’: The verb téa (later tjá) is used as an auxiliary with inf. in an impersonal construction (standa af e-m ‘be gained from, come from sby’). The -a in téra is the negative suffix and þarft n. nom. sg. of the adj. þarfr ‘good, useful’. For Þórir, see SteigÞ Biography. See also SteigÞ Kv, Bkrepp Magndr 2-3, Þham Magndr 1 and Lv 1, Gísl Magnkv 1-8 and Anon (Mberf) 3.


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