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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Sigv Berv 17II

[6] tunga fekk ungum mér ‘my tongue brought me (gold) as a youth’: Ungan (m. acc. sg.) lit. ‘young’ has been emended to ungum (m. dat. sg.) in keeping with all previous eds (the adj. qualifies mér (dat. sg.) ‘me’). Both Skj B and Skald retain the w. o. of the Flat variant (fekk mér ungum tunga), but the w. o. of 325XI 3 is preferable from a metrical point of view (see Gade 1995a, 87-8, 144-7).


  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. Gade, Kari Ellen. 1995a. The Structure of Old Norse dróttkvætt Poetry. Islandica 49. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


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