Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál, 79 [Vol. 7, 408]

[5] gumna ‘of men’: 1199ˣ’s seggja does not provide alliteration, whereas 624’s gunna ‘of wars’ is clearly an error. AM 148 8°ˣ, a copy of 624, has gumna. Cf. sts 81/5 and 87/3, where the scribe of 624 also has written gunn- for gumn-.


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