Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Okík Magn 3II

[8] fǫrum * (1st pers. pl. pres. indic.) ‘we wander around’: The pron. vér ‘we’ (nom.) has been omitted because it renders the l. unmetrical (so also Skald; Skj B retains the pron.). The Hr variant (vrum ‘we were’) is unmetrical and clearly secondary.


  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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