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Note to stanza
[4-5]: As it stands aldri and Óðinn are the alliterating words in this long-line. Since the adj. léttum is the first nominal form in the first half-line and therefore should alliterate (cf. von See 1967, 19), some eds regard the line as corrupt: Jón Þorkelsson suggested the emendation of léttum to ungom ‘young’; see Edd. Min. 83 n.; Kock changes the word order to Á aldri léttom (FF §§12A, 43). Óðinn’s function as a god who grants victory is mentioned in many texts (see Kommentar III, 700-1 to Hyndl 3/1).
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