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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 25VII l. 6

alt — everything


allr (adj.): all


[6] alt: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, at 166bˣ


[6] alt at óskum gá ‘go according to your desires’: ‘go’ is the form found in 166bˣ and a number of other mss. This form is normally thought to be post-1400 (ANG §504 n. 4); ganga may well have stood in the original text, but not in final position, as it would be unmetrical there. Gering (1902, 454-5) proposed adopting ganga and reversing its position with that of alt to give a regular l., thus: at óskum ganga alt. This suggestion was adopted by Skj B and Skald. The l. is paralleled in Hsv 78/3: þótt gangi at óskum alt ‘although everything goes as wished’.



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