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Note to Sigv Austv 8I

[6] engr saðr ‘no truth’: Alternatively, saðr may be an adj. and engr a pron., hence ‘no one true’ (so Jón Skaptason 1983, 89). In either case, the meaning may be simply that Sigvatr was lied to, or more contextually, that he was treated unfairly.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jón Skaptason. 1983. ‘Material for an Edition and Translation of the Poems of Sigvat Þórðarson, skáld’. Ph.D. thesis. State University of New York at Stony Brook. DAI 44: 3681A.


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