Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson (biog. vol. 1), Bersǫglisvísur, 17 [Vol. 2, 29]

[6] tunga fekk ungum mér ‘my tongue brought me (gold) as a youth’: Ungan (m. acc. sg.) lit. ‘young’ has been emended to ungum (m. dat. sg.) in keeping with all previous eds (the adj. qualifies mér (dat. sg.) ‘me’). Both Skj B and Skald retain the w. o. of the Flat variant (fekk mér ungum tunga), but the w. o. of 325XI 3 is preferable from a metrical point of view (see Gade 1995a, 87-8, 144-7).


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