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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to SteigÞ Kv 1II

[1] vǫrum ‘we were’: Previous eds render this verbal form as vrum ‘we were’ with a long stem vowel. However, the metre requires a short vowel (neutralisation in anacrusis). For the shortened form vǫrum, see Sievers 1879, 312-13 and Kuhn 1936, 439 n. 16.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1936a. ‘Die Negation des Verbs im Altnordischen’. BGDSL 60, 431-44. Rpt. in Kuhn (1899) 1969-78, I, 124-34.
  3. Sievers, Eduard. 1879. ‘Beiträge zur Skaldenmetrik II’. BGDSL 6, 264-376.


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