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Note to Anon Nkt 43II

[5-8]: The last half-st. could also be construed as fimm synir þess þengils, fljóts fremðar, vru konungar ‘five sons of that lord, fast in fame, were kings’ (so Skj B and Skald). That w. o. is less preferable, because it divides syntactically the nominal phrase in the last l. The five kings were Óláfr (d. 1015), Eysteinn (d. 1122), Sigurðr jórsalafari (d. 1130), Haraldr gillikristr (d. 1136) and Sigurðr slembidjákn (d. 1139).

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.

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