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Note to Anon Brúðv 9VII

[4] vara ‘was not’: Jón Helgason emended var ‘was’ to vara ‘was not’, which makes more sense in the context, since the young man is reluctant to marry, according to Mar (1871, 118). All mss read var, but the scribe of 2166ˣ has added the negative prefix ó-, (ó)fljótr ‘not ready’ to give the expected sense of the cl.

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