Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 16VII l. 6

sótti — seized

lemma:

sœkja (verb): seek, attack

readings:

[6] sótti: setti 621

notes:

[6] ótt ... sótti ‘suddenly ... seized’: Ms. reads ‘ætt ... setti’ (with skothending). Kahle (1898, 110) suggests that hræzlan setti refers to Christ who ‘subdued fear’, but hræzlan (nom. sg. with suffixed def. art.) must be the subject rather than the object of the verb. Finnur Jónsson’s emendation (Skj B) ótt ... sótti makes good sense and provides the expected aðalhending. His reading is silently accepted by Kock (Skald) and is adopted here.

kennings:

grammar:

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