Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 2. Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa, 17 [Vol. 2, 203]

[3] þreytir ‘destroyer’: The reading is agreed by all mss and yields good sense, but fails to provide the necessary skothending, which is out of line with Arnórr’s usual exactitude in this respect, and that of his contemporaries. Emendation to the near-synonymous rýrir was proposed by Konráð Gíslason, 1877, 56 and adopted in Whaley 1998, 177 but, in accord with the conservative policy of this edn, is not adopted here.


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