Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. hœfa (verb)

‘hit, suit, befit’
ONP (prose citations):192721868
SkP: 9127911 (prose):561392394

forms: hœfir, hœfði, hœfa, hœfðisk, hæfa infinitive, hæfast, hæfust, hæfði sg 3rd pret, hæfðist, hæfir, hœfðisk, hœfum

Gamlkan Has 42VII l. 3: hœfir ‘befits’
Gamlkan Has 49VII l. 3: hœfði ‘was fitting’
HSt Rst 12I l. 7: hœfði ‘could match’
HSt Rst 20I l. 7: hœfðisk ‘fitting’
Sigv Austv 4I l. 1: hœfa ‘aim’
Þhorn Harkv 21I l. 9 [variant]: hœfa ‘’
Anon Brúðv 20VII l. 7: hæfa ‘suit’
Anon Brúðv 23VII l. 1: hæfir ‘suits’
Hróksv Hrkv 15VIII (Hálf 65) l. 7: hæfir ‘match’


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