Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. Steinn Herdísarson, 1. Nizarvísur, 5 [Vol. 2, 363-4]

[All]: Kock (NN §1145) argues that the Mork version is secondary, because hvar herskildi heldu lit. ‘where with the war-shield protected’ (l. 5) echoes st. 7/7 below (þeirs herskildi heldu ‘those who held the war-shield’). However, because that st. is only transmitted in Knýtl, it is difficult to see how it could have found its way into Mork (see Fidjestøl 1982, 59-60).


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