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Note to Sturl Hákkv 34II

[7] Randvers ‘of Randverr <sea-king>’: The form of the last element of this cpd m. pers. n. is difficult (for different spellings, see LP: Randvér). Etymologically, we should have expected -vér with the gen. form -vés (see AEW: vér 2), but all mss (except 42ˣ) have ‘-vers’, which can only be construed as a nom. -verr or -vérr.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  3. 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.

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