Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur, 12 [Vol. 7, 868-70]

[9] frómi ‘let [all the people] celebrate’: Ms. ‘Frome’; this ed. follows Finnur Jónsson in retaining the ms. reading, which he interprets as frómi, 3rd pers. sg. pres. subj. of a late weak verb fróma ‘to celebrate, honour’ (Skj B; LP: fróma). The verb is regularly attested in rímur, cf. Finnur Jónsson 1926-8: fróma. Kock (NN §2888) and Meissner (1930, 235) propose emendation to fremi, 3rd pers. sg. pres. subj. of fremja ‘to further, promote, practise’: ‘let all the people send forth, pass round a fair memorial toast for Thaddaeus’. Kock compares similar use of fari in 7/9.


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