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Note to GunnLeif Merl II 21VIII (Bret 21)

[7] vum ‘woods’: Emended in this edn from ms. ‘vogvm’ (refreshed), in view of DGB’s ‘forests’. Bret 1848-9 seems to interpret ‘vogvm’ as vágum, normally ‘bays’ (dat. pl.) but here understood as ‘depths’, with viða construed as ‘forests’ (gen. pl.): thus ‘depths of forests’, but that is scarcely possible. Skj B, followed by Skald and Merl 2012, has vegum ‘ways’, deviating from the sense of DGB.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Bret 1848-9 = Jón Sigurðsson. 1848-9. ‘Trójumanna saga ok Breta sögur, efter Hauksbók, med dansk Oversættelse’. ÅNOH 1848, 3-215; 1849, 3-145.
  5. Merl 2012 = Horst, Simone, ed. 2012. Merlínússpá. Merlins Prophezeiung. Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag.

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