Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu, 8 [Vol. 7, 745]

[7] að verða ‘to become’: Skj B takes this inf. with the first cl.: þú skalt að verða ‘you are to become’. However, it makes more sense syntactically to construe it with virðiz ‘deign’ in the second cl., leaving the first cl. with a suppressed verb vera ‘be’ (see NN §1667, Anm.).

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