Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mdr 31VII l. 4

Gabríels — Gabriel’s


Gabríel (noun m.): [Gabriel]


[4] kunn af Gabríels: ‘kunn[...]g[...]s’ B, BFJ, ‘kunnịg̣ gabriels’ with ‘kunn af gabriels’ in margin 399a‑bˣ, ‘kunn [...] g(a)[...]s’(?) BRydberg


[4] Gabríels: Here, but not in st. 25/8, where stress is on the last syllable (Gabriél), the name is treated as disyllabic, with neutralisation in position 4, so –íels. — [4] kunn af Gabríels munni ‘known from Gabriel’s mouth’: It is clear from the Lat. text (see Note to ll. 1-4) that this phrase qualifies áve not, as Finnur Jónsson and Kock understand it, the vocatives ást vár og kær Kristi (l. 3). Kunn must be taken as n. acc. pl., qualifying not only the f. nouns dýrð ‘glory’ and hjálp ‘help’, but also áve, which must be taken to be n. in Icel., as in Lat.



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