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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

8. Ragnars saga loðbrókar 33 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Ragnars saga loðbrókar, 3) — Liðsmaðr 2 [Vol. 8, 689]

[2] hvat er þik ‘what concern is it of yours’: Olsen (Ragn 1906-8, 217) compares Gríp 28/1 (NK 168): ‘Hvat er mic at því …’ ‘What is it to me …’, referring here to Lund (1862, 62), who gives this example along with others with the aim of showing that the use of the acc. in cases such as this reflects an early stage in the history of Old Norse at which the distinction in personal pronouns between the acc. (of the patient) and the dat. (of the recipient) had not yet developed (cf. Faarlund 2004, 165).


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