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Note to stanza
[5-8]: Here Straumeyjarnes (l. 8) is taken as the subject of [e]s ‘is’ (l. 5) and merkt steini ‘marked by a stone’ (l. 7) as its complement, with fjǫlkunnt ‘well-known’ (l. 5) as an adj. qualifying Straumeyjarnes, but other construals are possible. The prose order in Skj B gives ‘There Straumeyjarnes, well-known because of the ruler’s grave, is marked with a stone’, which Kock (NN §1787) rejects, preferring a construal that gives ‘There is [stands] the well-known Straumeyjarnes, marked with a stone over the ruler’s grave’ (so also Hkr 1991). ÍF 26 takes fjǫlkunnt as the complement.
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