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Note to Anon Pét 21VII

[8] dróttin ‘the Lord’: The root vowel must be long here to provide aðalhending with skjótt; cf. sts 43/2 and 45/7. Elsewhere the expected late form drottinn is used (sts 11/8, 26/5, 28/1, 34/1, 37/6 and especially 13/8 brott ... drotni. See further Note to Anon Alpost 8/8).


  1. Internal references
  2. Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 863-4.


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