Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. Anonymous Poems, 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 5 [Vol. 1, 1037]

[3] ár* ‘early’: The adv. could alternatively be taken with the principal clause (so Skj B). Ms. ‘árr’ has been emended here: a slight emendation, given the frequency with which the scribe writes double consonants for single (see hár ‘tall’ in l. 8) or the reverse (see sts 7/3 létti ‘it stopped’, 10/3 skreytta ‘adorned’, 21/3 grimmr ‘cruel’ and 24/3 hrǫnnum ‘waves’ and Notes to these); see also Note to st. 7/8 vápnbautinn ‘weapon-beaten’ for scribal handling of the unstressed suffix -in(n).


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