Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 28VII l. 6

þegjanda — of the one who is silent


þegja (verb): be silent


[6] þegjanda: so 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, þegjandi 166bˣ, papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 214ˣ


[6] þegjanda ‘of the one who is silent’: 166bˣ has þegjandi, but a nom. case can scarcely be correct. About 10 mss have þegjanda however, probably by independent emendation; no doubt nom. fár ‘few’ has encouraged the use of þegjandi in agreement. Cf. Hávm 104: fátt gat ek þegjandi þar ‘little did I get there by being silent’, and Hsv 46 for a similar sentiment.



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