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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Eskál Vell 3I

[2] hagna ‘are successful’: All mss give ǫ as this word’s root vowel, which is explained as an attempt on the part of the scribes to create the aðalhending required in this line (Finnur Jónsson 1924a, 325). However, it was still possible in Einarr’s day to conjoin a and ǫ in an aðalhending (Kuhn 1983, 79).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1983. Das Dróttkvætt. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Finnur Jónsson. 1924a. ‘Skjaldekvadenes forståelse’. ANF 40, 320-31.


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