Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vígf Lv 1I l. 5

hœlis — refuge

lemma:

hœli (noun n.): [refuge, boasting]

readings:

[5] hœlis: hæla FskBˣ, 7, 510, ‘hlæsa’ FskAˣ, ‘hel a‑’ Flat

notes:

[5] hœlis ‘refuge’: The reading hæla or hœla has strongest ms. support, but the verb hœla ‘boast, praise’ would not easily fit the syntax, so that it seems necessary to emend to hœlis, gen. sg. of hœli n. ‘refuge, shelter’, as object of neyta ‘enjoy’, unless one assumes a weak m. variant hœli, which would have gen. sg. hœla. Kock (Skald; NN §2509, following a suggestion of Meissner) instead reads hœlibósa as a cpd, ‘bragging womaniser’, and takes neyta as intransitive.

kennings:

grammar:

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