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Note to Bjbp Jóms 25I

[2] sína (m. acc. pl.) ‘his’: (a) The poss. pron. is emended here, as in most eds, from ms. sínu so it agrees with the object of the clause, sveina ‘followers, youths’. (b) Sínu (n. dat. sg.) could alternatively be retained and taken with fólki ‘battle’ (which would then have its alternative sense ‘troop’), but this leaves sveina underspecified. (c) Kock (Skald and NN §3245) reads sýnu, n. dat. sg. of sýnn ‘visible, clear’, which he takes here and elsewhere as an adverbial ‘clearly, certainly’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.

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