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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

8. Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 68 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur, 21) — Gestumblindi [Vol. 8, 433]

[6]: The same line is found Gestumbl Heiðr 18/7 (Heiðr 65), applied to wild angelica. The emendation is based on the reading there, and is also made by all other eds. The H redaction places this line as l. 6 of the following riddle (see Note), but the other mss agree on the present arrangement. In its place here, the H-redaction mss have l. 6 of Gestumbl Heiðr 23 (Heiðr 70), also a wave-riddle; this is a weaker combination in terms of sense.


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