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Note to Anon Nkt 21II

[4] faðmis (m. gen. sg.) ‘snake’: Skj B and Skald emend ‘fadmnis’ (or ‘fadmins’; the word is difficult to read) to Fáfnis ‘Fáfnir’s’, i.e. the snake killed by Sigurðr the Dragon-slayer (see Fáfn in NK 180-8). In LP (faðmins) Finnur Jónsson regards ‘faðmins’ as a scribal error for faðmnis (gen. of faðmnir). Fáfnir and faðmir are variant forms of Proto-Scandinavian *faðmnir ‘snake’ (lit. ‘the one who encloses’; see AEW: faðmr), and the variant form faðmir also occurs in Háttalykill (RvHbreiðm Hl 7/3III and 47/3III).

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. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  5. LP = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1931. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis: Ordbog over det norsk-islandske skjaldesprog oprindelig forfattet af Sveinbjörn Egilsson. 2nd edn. Copenhagen: Møller.
  6. 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.
  7. Internal references
  8. Not published: do not cite ()
  9. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1015.

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