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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Phoenix 1III

[2]: The line is not a normal verse type, comprising just three metrical positions. It might be scanned as belonging to Type E if secondary stress were accorded the second syllable of hingat ‘here’ (literally ‘hither’), though that would be most unusual. Yet Suzuki (2014, 138-41) identifies 21 lines in the Poetic Edda with the same structure (e.g. Vsp 29/2 (NK 7) hringa oc men ‘rings and necklaces’) and explains them as a catalectic variety of Type A1.


  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Suzuki, Seiichi. 2014. The Meters of Old Norse Eddic Poetry. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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