Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 46VII l. 2

fæddr — born

lemma:

2. fœða (verb): to feed, give food to, bring up, bear, give birth to

readings:

notes:

[2] þá var ek fæddr ‘then I was born’: The sense seems to be that the narrator is now being born in spirit into the next life; he hopes, but cannot yet be certain, that he will find rest among the blessed. Skj B normalises to þás fœddr of vask to regularise the metre, while Skald emends fæddr to hræddr ‘afraid’.

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