Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 8 [Vol. 1, 709]

[1] ítrum ‘the glorious one’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B, followed by Jón Skaptason 1983, 191) takes this adj. to be attributive, qualifying dróttni ‘lord’, and thus meginfjarri ‘very far away’ would be used absolutely. Kock (NN §674) argues for the present interpretation of the syntax, with the substantivized adj. ítrum as a complement to prep. meginfjarri .


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