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Note to Anon Vitn 17VII

[3] gjör er var ‘where was fashioned’: The present edn follows NN §1678 (so also Sperber 1911, 72). The 713 variant, er skorin var ‘where was carved’ is unmetrical, because it contains three alliterative staves and seven rather than six metrical positions (the 713 reading could have been caused by the similar wording in Mv II 7/3). The reading in 721, gjör var ‘fashioned was’, is metrical, but leaves a dangling adv. þangað lit. ‘thither’ (l. 2).


  1. Bibliography
  2. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Sperber, Hans, ed. 1911. Sechs isländische Gedichte legendarischen Inhalts. Uppsala Universitets årsskrift, filosofi, språkvetenskap och historiska vetenskaper 2. Uppsala: Akademische Buchdruckerei Edv. Berling.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 706-7.


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