Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur, 21 [Vol. 1, 613]

[7, 8] á austrvega allt með grœnu salti ‘in the east all along the green brine’: On the seeming word-play here in reference to the Baltic, and on the difficulty of locating Rǫgnvaldr’s domain, see the Introduction. Sahlgren (1927-8, I, 174-5) objects to the acc. after á, and he would read -vegum with the greater number of mss; but the better mss have -vega, and Finnur Jónsson (1932, 16) responds that a dat. form is unnecessary. He also argues that the reference is to ‘Sweden’ in the modern sense.

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